Local Charity you support: https://bqic.net/ (Black Queer & Intersectional Collective)
What shows and podcasts are you binge watching? Alone, Schitt’s Creek on netflix. Unlocking Us (Brene Brown Podcast)
What was your first handmade experience? Our first show was at the Rambling House in January! We absolutely loved it and were blown away by how folks responded to our items. After that we were hooked! Lee’s first handmade experience was in elementary school Girl Scout’s making god’s eye crafts. She fell in love with the meditative quality of the simple weaving. Rachel’s first crafting memory is making ornaments for the Christmas tree with her family. Her favorite was one she made in the shape of a butterfly out of foils and Popsicle sticks. She loved the tradition of creating with her family, and the ritual of decorating the family tree with handmade items.
What would you tell your future self?Don’t take things so seriously! .
Which do you prefer: Tacos or Pizza?Pizza. Pineapple, pepperoni on one, banana peppers and mushrooms on the other!
What was your first handmade experience?I was very nervous and excited to make my first set of coasters with epoxy resin. I had watched numerous videos on YouTube and asked a zillion questions from other makers but I never knew what to expect or what it even looks or feels like once it cures!! As I had butterflies in my stomach, I patiently waited 24 hours after pouring to take it out of the silicone mold and it was worth it! Ever since then, I have branched out to making other products with resin.
What would you tell your future self? Follow your dreams!.
Which do you prefer: Tacos or Pizza? Pizza with pineapples, onions, bacon with red bell pepper
What are you binge watching these days? A Handmade’s Tale
Local Charity you support? Cincinnati zoo, Pink Ribbon Girls and my local public school
What was your first handmade experience? I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember but my great granny came to live with us from Virginia – fluffy white hair, horned rimmed glasses and she dipped. She taught me all the handcrafts – sewing, knitting, quilting, crocheting, doll making and cooking.
What was your first handmade experience? I’ve crafted my whole life, but I learned how to crochet in 2008/2009 from my ex boyfriend’s mom and now I’ve expanded to so many different fiber arts – knitting, dyeing, spinning, and just bought a loom to try weaving!
What would you tell your future self?My FUTURE self? I would probably tell her to just slow down and enjoy things. Quit Facebook. Appreciate the friends you’ve had the longest.
Which do you prefer: Tacos or Pizza?Tacos! My favorite tacos are actually brussels sprouts tacos – they’re topped with manchego and a caramelized shallot salsa that is absolutely divine. Now I want to make these for dinner 🤤
What was your first handmade experience? I have been creating since I was young. Always painting, drawing, redesigning clothes. My business however is my first experience selling something I’ve created.
How are you staying active during this time? Games: Zelda, breathe of the wild. Animal crossing. Books: Anything by Don Miguel Ruiz
Local Charity you support? Colony Cats, NAACP Legal and defense fund