Since this is my first post, I thought what a better way to tell you about myself, than to complete and internet meme about me and my crafts. Here it is!
•What is your name? Lisa Hazell
•Do you have a nickname? just Lisa, nothing else
•What is your birthday? Aug. 25th
•Are you male or female? Female
•When do you craft, night or day? All the time, but I prefer nighttime
•Describe your personal style. Eclectic (I know that term is overused, but it fits!)
•Describe your decorating style. Linear and logical
•Do you have a blog? If so, what is the address? This one
•Do you have an on-line wish list such as Wists or Kaboodle? If so, what is it? Not yet
•Do you collect anything? If so, what? Antique glass animals
•What other hobbies or pastimes do you do besides crafting? Just spending time with friends, family, & my cat.
GIVING, DISPLAYING & SELLING •Has anything you’ve crafted been featured at a fair, in a book, etc? Not yet
•Have you ever sold your crafts? If so, where? Yes, online and in person
•Do you have a shop or on-line store where you sell your crafts? If so, where? www.venusdesigns.artfire.com
•Do you have other websites? If so, what are they? www.venusdesignscollection.com
•Have you given your crafts to others? Many times!
FAVORITES •What are your favorite colors? Blue
•What are your favorite color combos? Pale blue, pale purple, & pale green
•What are your favorite themes, schemes, genres, or patterns? Spirals, spirals, spirals! There's math involved in spirals and I'm a math geek!
•What is your favorite craft of all time? Anything to do with beads!
•What are your favorite things to make? Jewelry and other beaded accessories
•What are your favorite craft supplies? Beads & beading accessories, felt, glue (weird, I know), and fabric.
•What craft tools do you use most frequently? My beading pliers
•What are your favorite animals? Tigers & cats
•What are your favorite authors/books? Jean M. Auel's The Earth's Children Series
•What are your five favorite things (not necessarily craft related)? My husband, my cat, my crafts, my friends and my parents.
DISLIKES •What craft fears or avoidances do you have? I'm scared of my sewing machine but I'm working on that phobia
•What colors and/or color combos do you hate? Bright Yellow & Purple
•Are there any styles you dislike? Not really.
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE •Describe the first project you made as a child. I remember making a yellow felt teddy bear in kindergarten
•What was your favorite pastime crafting project? Anything I could get my hands on
•What is the most interesting/unique thing you’ve ever crafted? Some of my current beaded accessories
•What crafts do you enjoy right now? Beading of any kind and working with felt
•Describe the coolest project you’ve made recently. I'm in love with my Rock-N-Roll dangle charm
•What is(are) your current craft project(s)? I'm in the middle of making a 40+ inch beaded chain necklace
•What will be your next craft project(s)? Probably another one in a different color
•What craft have you wanted to learn or try, but haven't yet? Sewing with my sewing machine
•What is the thing you are most looking forward to this upcoming season? Selling my crafts and hearing the public's opinion of my products
SHOPPING •Do you keep a cache of supplies you’re likely to use or do you buy exactly what you need for each project? Definitely keep a cache of supplies, but my husband wishes I wasn't that way! hehehe
•Do you make a list before going into a craft store? Yes, and I really DO try to stick to it!
•Have you ever come out of a craft store having bought only the things you planned to buy? Actually yes, I have.
•What craft stores do you frequent (online or otherwise)? www.shipwreckbeads.com, Michaels, & JoAnn Fabrics
•Do you have a relative who has crafted something that’s considered a family (or personal) treasure? Absolutely! Anything made by my late grandmother I consider a true treasure!
•Do your friends and family support and encourage your crafting? Yes, my hubby is awesome!
•Do you admit to “crafting", or do you call it something else, like “DIY”? Crafting is a fine word indeed!
•Do you have any advice for aspiring crafters? Just do it and have fun with it.
•List everything you’ve tried from a crafting perspective. Wow, that would be a long list! Literally, I've tried a little bit of everything!
•Do you craft in short bursts or long sessions? Both depending on how I feel
•How do you beat the blahs and get inspired and motivated again? Search the internet for new ideas and designs to try or just call my friend Brook and talk to her.
•Have you ever been injured while crafting? Oh yeah! I get blisters all of the time and I've cut myself a few times - nothing serious though.
•If you had a 5-minute shopping spree in your craft supply store, how would you plan your attack? Beading department. Done.
•If you could afford to start any crafting hobby, what would it be? High end jewelry making.
•If you could instantly gain a crafting ability what would it be? What would you make and for whom? Sewing. Something special and personal for each person I know.
•You’re trapped in Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day. What crafting skill would you refuse to learn despite having infinite time to learn it? None...I love all crafts.
Thanks for reading everyone!