Keeping the garden tidy requires a few deft moves with the right tools, and, time and again over the seasons, shrub rakes are... Read more »
Entire books have been written on the science of making compost, but it isn’t as hard as people think. In five easy steps, you... Read more »
Weeding, pruning, and raking all make a huge difference in the appearance of a garden, but, to finish the job, you have to rou... Read more »
The Fiskars® aluminum shrub rake features a slim head with uniquely tapered tines that are perfect for reaching into tight spac... Read more »
Our Eco Bin Composter features an easy-to-assemble, easy-to-use design that can simplify and speed the composting process. It i... Read more »
Our HardShell® Kangaroo® Gardening Container is perfect for all your outdoor cleanup needs — whether you’re gathering yard and... Read more »
Creating beautiful and personal touches does not have to be difficult, especially when you have great designs to work with! Read more »
Recycle and give a new life to some of your old T-shirts Read more »
Our unique Tag Maker with Built-in Eyelet Setter features an innovative design that makes it easy to create tags perfect for gi... Read more »
By creating a few simple tags, you won’t be caught at the fabric store not knowing what fabrics or yardage you have in your st... Read more »
A brocade drawstring pouch can be a beautiful and luxurious accessory or gift. Read more »
Transform a simple hoodie into a super simple unicorn costume and take the stress and pressure out of making a complicated Hal... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Serrated Fabric Shears sense blade separation an... 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 »
Perfect for a wide range of crafting and mixed media tasks, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force th... Read more »
Try some new punches out and make some cards to celebrate World Card Making Day! Read more »
A personalized Duck Tape® crown is quick and easy to make with your Fiskars® Duck® Edition Scissors. It is a fun way to cele... 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 »
Transform a basic jacket into something personal and unique. Read more »
Create a simple reusable calendar to plan all of your back to school activities. Read more »
Creating a miniature collage with your Fiskars® Duck® Edition Scissors is a great way to use up any last bits of Duck Tape® yo... 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 »
Designed for all-purpose cutting through a range of craft materials that incorporate glue, tape and other sticky adhesives, our... Read more »
Designed for tight, precise cuts through a range of craft materials that incorporate glue, tape and other sticky adhesives, our... 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.