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 »
Are school fundraiser ideas keeping you up at night? A unique handmade art piece that represents your school is sure to be a p... 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 »
Teresa Collins is a top craft celebrity who has been featured numerous times on My Craft Channel, HSN, QVC and DIY network, wel... 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 have literally been crafting since since I had enough dexterity to hold a pair of scissors in my hand and make them work! Most of my childhood memories are centered around crafting with my mother and grandmothers and making special pieces for my school's art shows.
2. Why did you start crafting?
I started crafting as a child because it was a way of life for my family and I was exposed to it day in and day out. As I got older and left home, I felt that familiar pull toward a more creative life and dove back in as a way to occupy that innate desire.
3. How long have you been on the Fiskars design team?
I was asked to join the team in May 2011.
4. What are your favorite craft activities?
My favorite craft activities involve mixing the two worlds of papercrafting and textiles bringing them together in perfect harmony. I love making things beautifully handmade, especially flower embellishments from repurposed, upcycled materials. I love working with saturated colors and textured fabrics the most!
5. How do you define your crafting style/aesthetic?
My style is fresh and comfortable, polished and not forced, and very technique-driven with a strong focus on layering products. It often exhibits using tools and products in unexpected ways and almost always has hand-stitched details. I think my style follows design principles and is very linear in nature, without looking too overly graphic. So what do you call that? Homespun, polished up a bit? Sounds good.
6. What is your favorite time of day to craft?
I absolutely love to craft when everyone else has settled in for the night. That's when I feel like i can take a deep breath, slowly exhale and let the creativity come in.
7. What motivates/inspires you?
I'm highly motivated by a challenge because I like to see just how far I can push myself creatively. And, I'm deeply inspired by color, words and music. A good quote and thought-provoking music lyrics really resonate with me.
8. If you could only have one Fiskars® tool, what would it be and why?
Wow! That's a hard question. I think I would chose the Cuts+More Scissors. I'm a big fan of anything that has multiple uses and this tool is like a pocketknife on steroids! I love that I can literally use it for crafting, gardening and in the kitchen......eliminating the need for multiple tools. And, it's dishwasher safe! BONUS!
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