Kendra McCracken

1) How long have you been crafting?

I’ve been crafting for about 12 years.

2) Why did you start crafting?

I started scrapbooking in 1998. As the industry has grown, so has the creativity with the products that were made available to scrapbookers. Being on design teams for some of these companies required that I create projects that were not scrapbook pages and I discovered I really liked crafting.

3) How long have you been on the Fiskars® Design Team?

Since September of 2008.

4) What are your favorite craft activities?

I love to work with fabric, so sewing is my favorite. Fortunately, you can use paper and thread on just about anything so no matter what I'm working on, I’m likely to incorporate some sewing.

5) How do you define your crafting style/aesthetic?

My style has been described as shabby, rustic and homey. I think they all fit!

6) What is your favorite time of day to craft?

I craft all throughout the day, whenever I have little blocks of time. I’m not the most organized person in the world (not even close) so setting a time of day to craft doesn’t work well for me.

7) What motivates/inspires you?

There is so much shared inspiration out there. I love what the internet has done for crafters. I read a lot of blogs and always have a stack of books nearby.

8) If you could only have one Fiskars® tool, what would it be and why?

I think I'd want to have a Fiskars® Desktop Rotary Trimmer because it cuts both fabric and paper.

First Full-Sized Quilting Experience

New Year’s Resolution: Turning 40 Mini Album

Throws Pillows Made from Upcycled Clothes

Love Letters

Quilted Toy Box Cover

National Sewing Month – Heritage Bolster Pillow...

Vintage Halloween Wall Hanging

Fall Themed Fabric and Paper Collage

Graham Cracker Layout

Tree Wall Quilt

Art in the Garden

Coin Purse and Cosmetic Bag

Cork Board

Pincushion and Needle Book

Picnic Blanket Project

Recipe Book for Kids

Custom-built Hat Holder

Sewing Apron

A Rustic New Year’s Eve Celebration

Handcrafted Dog Beds

Papier Mâché Fabric Covered Letters


Handmade Burlap Gift Tags

Beginning Sewing: Journal Cover

Vintage Snowman Layout

Ice Cream Party

Sewn Kitchen Accents

Pillowcase Set

One-Of-A-Kind Gift Bag

Thank You For the Gift

Uniquely You Layout

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Little Of You...

Sowing Grass Seed

Pruning Cherry Trees

November Gratitude Journal

Fabric Tag Calendar

Creative Melted Crayon Art

How to Use a Pattern

Crafting a Rag Quilt

Bridal Recipe Book

Decorative Bathroom Basket

Handmade For You

Happiness for the Home Frame

The Mystery of Black Eyed Peas

Simple Christmas Throw Pillows

Spring Pom Pom and Flower Wreath

Kids' Mixed Media Banner

Fabric Christmas Card Display

Handmade Sewing Kit Using Thrifted Clothing

Documenting My Life: Episode 4

Family Time Capsule

Solving and Researching Garden Problems

Vintage Burlap and Moss Centerpiece

Vintage Paper Lanterns

Vintage Wedding Invitations

Fabric Bird Wall Hanging

Documenting My Life: Episode 1

Beginning Gardeners Series: April

Beginning Gardeners Series: January

Fabric Strip Curtain

Gift Wrap

Party Favors

Utensil Holder

Repurposing an Old Sweater

Kids Play House from a Cardboard Box

Documenting My Life: Episode 5

Beginning Gardeners Series: May

Turn an Old Frame into Wall Art

Beginning Gardeners Series: February

Documenting My Life: Episode 2

Bachelorette Party

Beginning Gardeners Series: March

Documenting My Life: Episode 3

Documenting My Life: Episode 6

Picnic Recipe Book

Pretty But Practical Picnic

Beginning Gardeners Series: Fall Clean-Up

Beginning Gardeners Series: July

Pretty Canned Food Gifts

Burlap & Chevron Pencil Bags

College Recipe Book

Great Tasting Mardi Gras Recipes

Snowflake Canvas Wall Art

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Home Improvements Organizer

Saint Patricks’ Day Banner

Easy Valentines for Boys

Handcrafted Mother's Day Gift

Memo Board for Dad

Gardening with Kids: Planting Seeds

Locker Decorations

Rolled Magazine Cork Board

Handmade Thanksgiving Tablecloth