14 January 2010

Blog Feature: Jaqueline


*1. Tell us about yourself!

My name is Jaqueline, aka The Crafty Fox, I'm 23 (24 in March) and I used to be a bookseller in charge of the Children's section (yes, I spent a large amount of my day playing with pop-up books and reading picture books). However I'm currently looking for a new job as where I worked closed down. The unemployment, however, is enabling me to do a few crafty things I haven't had time to do until now!

*2. What kind of crafts are you into right now?*

I'm a huge fan of knitting and crochet. I have a whole lot of wool that is sitting on my shelves waiting to be used for numerous projects (including a few late Christmas gifts) and I'm finally realising things like cabling and knitting on DPNs or circular needles aren't as scary as I once thought!

*3. What are some of your current obsessions?*

Creating little brooches and necklaces from Perler beads, making my pom-pom headbands, Noro wool (I have dedicated a whole blog post to it, hehe) and obviously knitting and crochet - I'm hooked!

*4. What is one of your crafty goals for 2010?*

To sell my wares at no less than 3 craft fairs and start volunteering for Craft Club. It's a UK based initiative for pioneering craft in schools and their first project is called Knit 1 Pass It On! It's perfect!! If any UK based crafters who read this blog are interested their website is http://www.craftclub.org.uk.

*5. What makes your blog special and why should we read it?*

I like to think that I bring a different perspective of crafts to those who read my blog. I studied a module in university on craft and the handmade which opened my eyes to the fact that one person's opinion on a subject or a skill isn't always the only one or the best one! I read so many blogs myself and learn something new from each of them!
This year I'm also hoping to add more tutorials and maybe collaborate with a few people on a project or two!

*6. Name your 5 favorite blogs!

Elsie at A Beautiful Mess
Vivianna at PolkaDotRobot
The Purl Bee
Rachel at Smile and Wave
Leigh-Ann at Freckled Nest

Those would be the some of the 5 I regularly visit. Others include Katja's, Katherine's , Tif's , Jamie's , Craftzine and of course Janel's!!
There are so many others but I can't link all of them or remember half of them!
Sorry if I've missed you out - I love you all!!

And now for the giveaway!!! This giveaway, just like the others so far, will be over on Friday in the evening.
Leave a comment on this post to win this CUTE little brooch made by The Crafty Fox :)

Comment away!!!

11 comments:

  1. argh this brooch is heaven! I love it :-)

    I love this lady too she is one smart little cookie and she worked with childrens books! my fave kind of book XOXO

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  2. oh and yes please enter me in the competition :-)

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  3. how do i find the crafty foxs blog?! I am searching but nothing seems to be working :-(

    p.s. sorry for taking over your comments

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  4. how cute--love the pom poms with the heart.

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  5. ok, I forgot to link it!! Thank you for letting me know :) It's all linked up now!!
    xo
    janel

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  6. Love the pom poms! What a wonderful gift idea for Valentine's Day!!
    xoxo~Meg

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  7. It's a heart brooch AND a pom pom headband!! The headband was close to the brooch so it looks like their stuck together, hehe!

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  8. oh the brooch is so adorable!!! LOVE IT!!!
    xoxo,
    Lindsay
    P.S Jaqueline's blog is adorable!!

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  9. I love this :) I'm so happy we get to meet so many wonderful crafters :)

    I visited your blog and I love it!!!!

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  10. So pretty and I love your answers.
    I am going to pop in for a visit right this second.
    x

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Thank you so much for commenting!! xo