Showing posts with label Artsy Wednesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Artsy Wednesday. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Artsy Wednesday T.12

Interview Sil
We are so very HAPPY to feature this lady. Her name is Sil and we just love her sweet comments she leaves for her followers, the lovely things she makes and the fact she followed her dreams and now does what she really LOVES to do. This lady is an inspiration!
We thank you again, Sil!

Name: Sil-Zilly – but officially Silvia
Age:
Uhm..
Occupation: Day-care teacher and owner of a small company in Children’s Art: Met hart&ziel van Sil
Country: The Netherlands

1. Tell us why, how and when you started crafting?
As so many I had a creative Nan and mother. I was never bored, making Barbie clothes, sewing, stitching, and especially drawing. After a few years working in a day-care I thought it was time to look for another challenge and started my own little company with children’s art. It is so great to be my own boss and to make the things I love and the things I am good in.  

2. Why do you love crafting?
It’s a wonderful feeling to make SOMETHING – it’s nearly a necessity. I am addicted to the feeling: of creating something. I can lose myself into it all and give my dividing attention to it.  It’s a nice feeling to know you never have to be bored!



3. What is your favourite type of craft?
Painting, drawing, sewing, stick and paste.



4. What is the most pretty thing you have made?
Memory-pedants for past away children – this is very heavy but also beautiful to make something for parents with so much grief.
5. Tell us what makes your crafts special?
They are original and neatly done. I love to make the whole parcel look wonderful. I make things that are fun for people and children.

6. What do you use for inspiration?
It can be something very small – like a picture or a few words. Or a colour- I can really get inspired by nearly everything.



7. What sort of crafting would you still love to try out?
Oh there are so many things I would love to learn: felt, crochet. Things you need to be patience for! And I would love to give my own workshops!


8. Have you got any advice for those who would love to start crafting?
Stay close to yourself and believe in what you make. Start easy and let yourself be guided by your feelings.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Artsy Wednesday



Do you know anyone that you think deserves to be in the spot light for our Artsy Wednesday special, please contact us! Also if you like to be featured on our Artsy Wednesday please don't be shy to give yourself up for this fun and weekly post!

So check out our Artsy Wednesday for interesting facts, blogs and inspiration!

Love,
Rory and Sadie x

Artsy Wednesday T.11

Interview Eline

We also support creative writing like this lady does. If you read Dutch check out Eline's short columns.


Name: Eline Willemse                  
Age: 25
Country: Netherlands

1. Tell us why, how and when you started crafting? I started writing when i was a young girl. 
My grandmother also wrote several stories and poems.
2. Why do you love crafting?
When I write I can say everything I want.
3. What is your favourite type of craft?
I like to write creative columns.
4. What is the most pretty thing you have made?
The stories about my children.
5. Tell us what makes your crafts special?
Every opinion is special. And if you can articulate that well, that makes you unique. As long as people want to keep reading my pieces and aim to make people laugh I do my job well.
6. What do you use for inspiration?
Every situation can inspire me. It is great to write about trivial things and important questions about life. Writing gives me pleasure.
7. Would you like to show us were you do your craft magic?
I write everywhere! At home, on the couch with my laptop and also on the train with my phone. As a writer you do not plan the moment you become inspired.
8. What sort of crafting would you still love to try out?
I would like to write about political issues. I would like to generate discussion through my stories.
9. Have you got any advice for those who would love to start crafting?
If you think you have talent, benefit from that and then use your talent to approach people.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Artsy Wednesday T.10

Interview Esmee/Dutch Apple

How cool is this Lady? We love her blog titel, her stories, her photos (we share a love for instagram!) her sewing creations and her postal bags! 

Thank you, Esmee!


Name: Esmee aka Dutch Apple
Age: 34
Occupation: Searching
Country: Netherlands



1.    Tell us why, how and when you started crafting?
About 3 years ago I discovered that I was very handy on a Sewing Machine and from that day on I started sewing things and I also discovered that I liked to be creative in many ways, such as my Blog en creating little treasures.


2. Why do you love crafting?
I love to create something from scratch. To take a piece of fabric and sew a wonderful skirt for myself or my little friend Sanya. Or take an old postal bag and some fabric and make an amazing messenger bag! I just love to make stuff, it gives me very good feeling.




3. What is your favourite type of craft?
That’s a hard one, I must say that I enjoy making things like skirts and bags on my Sewing Machine. I also love to take a piece of clothing and remodel it to a whole other piece of clothing.
I just love fabrics and making things out of them!



4. What is the most pretty thing you have made?
Gosh, if you had asked me what the most ugly thing was I ever made hahaha :-)
I have to say, I do love one of my Apple Bags I made for an old colleague. A beautiful tote bag.




5. Tell us what makes your crafts special?
Ooooh Humble me...
I don’t think that my crafts are that special. But if I really have to give an answer, I think they are special because I made them with a lot of love!


6. What do you use for inspiration?
I love to browse Blogs, it gives me inspiration to create. Not to copy things but simply to give me the urge to go up to my attic and create. I enjoy sitting in my little crafting corner and dream about little projects. My crafty corner inspires me to make things.



7. Would you like to show us were you do your craft magic?
Off course! I started sewing in my living room, I had to tidy things up every time I was done! So I asked my dearest husband to make my own little Crafty corner on the Attic! I have to share it with my washing machine and my hot iron but it’s my own little place ;-)




8. Would you like to share/include a fun craft tutorial with us?
Gosh, I would love to but I’m not really into tutorials. I tried to make them al lot of times but it turned out to be a mess which not even I could understand. 



9. What sort of crafting would you still love to try out?
I would love to learn how to knit! I can sew, I can crochet but I never learned how to knit!



10. Have you got any advice for those who would love to start crafting?
Just do it! Everybody can craft, everybody can create! Just do your thing! Follow your heart!
Do not think that your creations are not worthwhile! They are!


We also appreciate creative body art! And Esmee shares her ear stretching with her readers.
So check it out! http://www.dutchapple.blogspot.com/p/stretching.html

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Artsy Wednesday T.9

Interview Me

We are so in love with the earrings and other jewellery this lady makes! So do also please check out her Etsy store! Swoon!!
But yet again this isn't her only speciality. This lady is so ceative it knocks your socks off!

Thank you, Me!!!

Name: ‘Me’
Age: 44
Occupation: jewellery making, photographing, drawing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, sewing, gardening, blogging ….
Country: Belgium

1. Tell us why, how and when you started crafting?
I started crafting when I was a little child. I learnt how to crochet when I was 6 en ever since then I like making ‘ things ‘.  As a child I made a lot of clothes for my dolls and Barbie dolls, crocheted a lot of small bags for everyone around me, stitched a lot of small doilies for my grandma, I made bracelets, I also liked spinning wool, ….  Later I pimped my clothes, knitted sweaters, sew dresses and started to make my own jewellery…
Actually it started with my parents. Especially my mother. She was very creative too and taught me a lot.


2. Why do you love crafting?
Because it gives me a good feeling that I have an object, made by myself. It gives me a proud feeling: I did it myself !
It is also relaxing ( uhm… if everything goes as planned…  It can be very frustrating too sometimes ;) ) and fun doing.

3. What is your favourite type of craft?
I really don’t have a favourite!



4. What is the most pretty thing you have made?
Oh… That’s difficult…   my yellow cowl I guess…


5. Tell us what makes your crafts special?
The fact that I made them ;-).
Seriously : I don’t know if they are that special.
But they are made with pleasure, and that’s what it is all about for me…



6. What do you use for inspiration?
I get inspired on the internet, but also just around me in my every-day-life.
And the more I make, the more inspiration I get… My head is constantly filled with ideas, it never stops!


7. Would you like to show us were you do your craft magic?
Mostly just on my dining table or in my sofa. In summertime in my small garden.


8. Would you like to share/include a fun craft tutorial with us?
I have some tutorials on my blog.

9. What sort of crafting would you still love to try out?
So much !
Silver clay, painting on porcelain, maybe if I had the room and the tools for it even making some little furniture and home decoration, making my own glass beads…



10. Have you got any advice for those who would love to start crafting?
Just do it for fun!
Don’t compare yourself with others : what you make is ok!
Start with simple things, than you don’t get frustrated.
Don’t be a perfectionist, like what you make!