Tania Willis

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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Intricate Butterfly Card

Monthly KidART Resolution: Plastic Bottle Cap Art

KidART Resolution Tracking Journal

Monthly KidART Resolution: Batik Fabric

Money Tree for the Graduate

Graduation Autograph Journal

Monthly KidART Resolution: Fun Floral Picks

Elementary Years Mini Album

Quilted Stockings

She Is An Artist Wall Art

Bunny Softies

Re-covered Photo Frames

Teacher’s Gift: Sets of Cards

Yo Yo Pillow

Cinco de Mayo Piñata

B is for Button Layout

Fluttering Butterflies For Your Home

A Heartfelt Thank You

Scalloped Border Table Runner

Conquering Your Fear of Card Making

Family Shadow Box

Birdseed Ornaments

Handprint Sunflowers

Kite Magnets

Woven Map Basket

Cookie Mix in a Jar

Christmas Countdown Calendar

All Occasion Card

All Occasion Cattail Thank You Card

Score 'N Fold Gift Bag

Specially Made Gift Wrap

Vellum Confetti Packet Card

Snow Much Fun Layout Featuring the Fuse Creativ...

Garden Stepping Stone

Interactive Family Calendar

Rainbow Crayon Party Favors

Spread Your Wings and Fly Altered Canvas

String Art

Framed Wedding Vows

Fabric Coffee Sleeve

Monthly KidART Resolution: Favorite Animals Craft

Yarn Globes

Motherhood Layout Featuring the Fuse Creativity...

Simple Sewing: Pillowcases

Monthly KidART Resolution: Dimensional Embroide...

Outdoor Beanbag Toss

S’mores Kit

Teacher Stationery Kit

Felt Christmas Trees

Teacher’s Gift: Embroidery Hoop Art

Prom Shadow Box

Canning Labels

Kid Inspired Bird's Nest

Easter Bunny Treat Bags: Mixed-Media Style

Decoupage Easter Eggs

Bottle Cap Magnets

Trendy Locker Magnets

Thanksgiving “Gobble, Gobble” Mix

Quick Halloween Crafts

Candy Corn Banner for Halloween

Crafting with Kids: Paper Garlands

Kid-Friendly Party Crackers

Jellyfish Costume

Tie-rrific Father's Day

Easy Thankgiving Decor: Gratitude Tree

Punch Art Turkey Card

Team T-Shirt Throw Pillows

Candy-Free Valentines

Love Postage Stamp Decor

With All My Heart Card

Monthly KidART Resolution: Valentine’s Boxes

Organza Fabric Flower Hairclips