Imagine being able to pick fresh lemons, limes and oranges right from your patio! Read more »
Cutting overgrown grasses by more than an inch or two at a time can create unhealthy brown and bald spots in your lawn – or ev... Read more »
Kids are eager gardeners. They love to experiment with colorful flowers, have an adventurous sense of design, and getting dirt... Read more »
Our Shear Ease® Grass Shears include a patented mechanism that prevents the blades from jamming or sticking when you’re trimmin... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear® Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
Our Easy-Pour Watering Can offers both capacity and control. The 2.6-gallon volume holds a generous amount of water that is eas... Read more »
Put your crafting skills to work and create a beautiful and unique fascinator that reflects your personal style. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! Read more »
Mosaic tile frames are a beautiful way to display photos. Read more »
Designed for long, easy cuts down strips of Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that preve... Read more »
Add distinctive style to craft projects of all kinds with a Squeeze Punch that makes every embellishment up to 2X easier to pun... Read more »
Designed for tight, precise cuts through Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Detail Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that p... Read more »
A colorful, roomy bag is just the thing you need to carry all your belongings for a day at the beach. Read more »
Keep the kids busy on a road trip with their own art bag full of inspiration and the essentials. Read more »
This easy pillowcase dress looks adorable with pretty fabrics. Plus, it is super simple to put together, even if you have not... Read more »
Only our Stitcher Scissors provide precision and control that meet the needs of the most demanding sewers and quilters. Micro-T... Read more »
Our Seamstress Scissors are the perfect all-purpose scissors for anyone who cuts fabric frequently. The smooth action of these... Read more »
Choose our Dressmaker Shears for long, smooth cuts through multiple layers of medium to heavy fabrics. Extra-long blades maximi... Read more »
Looking for a sure cure for bored kids - make sparkly sea creatures! Read more »
Open-ended activities like this Busy Book can keep kids occupied in the back seat of a car AND spark fun family conversations! Read more »
It doesn’t take much to turn an everyday snack into something a little extra special. It is great to see how quickly you can a... Read more »
Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
Children love our Designer Non-stick Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the colorful handle patterns that make cutting fun and the non... Read more »
Our Designer Non-stick Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those ol... Read more »
The beautiful mood lighting of lanterns at outdoor gatherings is fabulous, so why not craft up a set to use this summer. Read more »
Treat your children to their own special tent hideaway, then stand back and watch as the fun and adventures begin! Read more »
Make a thoughtful gift for someone this summer! Read more »
The StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting perf... Read more »
Great for beginners, the unique design of this tool makes cutting perfect shapes from fabric a breeze — since you’re not managi... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force t... Read more »
1) How long have you been crafting?
I’ve been crafting in one form or another since I was a little girl. I remember finding odds and ends around the house, gathering bits of yarn from my mother’s crochet bag and things from outside to use in my creations. They were interesting to say the least! In high school, I put together my first scrapbook filled with photos and journaling of the experiences and events from my senior year. Later, I got involved with painted wood crafts. I even had my own scroll saw and sold my work at local craft shows. It wasn’t until just after my first child’s birth in 1996 that I started really scrapbooking again when I found a magazine at a local craft store. Having a new baby and a little time on my hands inspired me to pull out my camera and start to scrapbook again.
2) Why did you start crafting?
My mother is very crafty and I grew up watching her knit, crochet and sew. Although I don’t quite have her level of talent in these crafts, it’s inspired me to be creative in my own way.
3) How long have you been on the Fiskars® Design Team?
Since January of 2006.
4) What are your favorite craft activities?
My favorite crafts involve anything to do with paper: scrapbooking, card making, altered projects and more. Give me the basics — paper, scissors and glue — and I’m very happy to spend hours crafting as a creative outlet for my ideas.
5) How do you define your crafting style/aesthetic?
I’d say the words that best describe my style are “detailed linear.” I like order and straight lines and have a tendency to be a planner too, but I also love for my projects to include tons of detail. Be it buttons, stitching, inking or whatever, I don’t feel like my project is complete without all the little details.
6) What is your favorite time of day to craft?
Early in the morning with a cup of coffee or tea to start me off is my favorite time to work on my projects. I like the natural light, the quiet and that I can start creating the ideas that have been rolling around in my brain overnight. Then again, I’m a night owl too and find that sometimes I get a second wind when it’s late and everyone is asleep.
7) What motivates/inspires you?
I find so much motivation and inspiration in seeing what other crafters are making in magazines and on the web. I may take inspiration from a sewing project I’ve seen and try a similar technique with paper instead of fabric. Or I’ll see a color combination in a scrapbook layout and it will inspire me to use those colors in a sewing project. When I see creativity from others, I feel like I can’t wait to get started on my own ideas.
8) If you could only have one Fiskars® tool, what would it be and why?
It would be very hard to pick only one Fiskars® tool. But aside from scissors and a trimmer, my other must-have tools would be the Fiskars® circle punch tools. I use them in virtually every project that I make and find that I can create almost anything with them — flowers, borders, paper piecings and more. They’re the tool I reach for again and again.