Edibles with Ease: When to Get Growing from Seeds or from Starts? Read more »
In my side yard which is mostly shade, I have tried a variety of perennials that thrive in a woodland setting. Read more »
Make your garden even more welcoming to birds and butterflies: turn it into a certified wildlife habitat. Read more »
The StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting perf... Read more »
Keep your lawn and your shoes clean and free of clippings by adding our innovative, sturdy Grass Catcher to your StaySharp™ Ree... Read more »
The Salsa Rain Barrel System makes it easy to collect up to 58 gallons of water for your garden and lawn. Our rain barrel is ma... Read more »
Make the most of National Craft Month by preparing some craft kits for your children - let them explore color, texture and dif... Read more »
This is the second how-to in a series focused on getting the most out of your basic paper punches. Read more »
Spring brings in the most wonderful colors and here is a fun way to add a touch of color to your gifts! Read more »
Our ProCision™ Rotary Bypass Trimmer features a unique dual-rail system that stabilizes the rotary blade, eliminating wiggle fo... 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 »
Available online and at your local retailer May 2014 Add distinctive style to craft projects of all kinds with... Read more »
My idea is to show everyone that they can make something cute and fashionable without spending a lot of money. Read more »
Embellishing a plain shirt using a reverse appliqué technique is easy - and your kids will love their personalized outfit! Read more »
This year, it seems like spring is way overdue at our house. Read more »
Perfect for tight, precise cuts, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force the blades back togethe... 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 users with larger hands or anyone who needs to make long cuts through multiple layers, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabr... Read more »
I always look forward to school being out for the summer (more so than my children, probably!) and the change of pace means we... Read more »
This fun project is a great way to send a little love note to your child. These lunchbox notes can be slipped into a backpack... Read more »
Here is a fun craft for St. Patrick’s Day that is not only adorable, it makes kids stop and think about how lucky they are. Read more »
Children love our Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the handle that’s shiny, bright and smooth, not “sticky” or “bumpy.” Teachers and... Read more »
Our Big Kids Scissors take the basic design of our teacher-recommended Kids Scissors and enlarge them for kids that are a littl... Read more »
Our Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those older children who ar... Read more »
Introduced to the world as a quality fabric scissors, the Original Orange-Handled Scissors redefined the standard for cutting p... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear® Super Pruner/Lopper, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear... Read more »
Our Comfort Loop Rotary Cutter with a 45 mm blade makes cutting a wide variety of quilting materials comfortable and easy. A cu... Read more »
1. How long have you been crafting?
I've been crafting and sewing since childhood. It's something I've always enjoyed doing and it continues to be a big part of my life. Scrapbooking became my big hobby shortly after my first child was born in 2000.
2. What started you into crafting?
I developed an interest in sewing as I watched tailors and seamstresses work away at a tailoring shop that my Mom owned when I was a young girl. I've been sewing most of my life and have developed this skill well through the years. Scrapbooking became my primary craft after becoming a mother due to the multitude of photos I accumulated of my children. It was introduced to me at an in-home workshop and the rest is history.
3. How long have you been on the Fiskars Design Team?
In October 2007, I joined the Fiskars Team. I also did a great deal of design work for Fiskars before the first official Design Team was formed.
4. What are your favorite craft activities?
I love to sew and do all types of paper-crafting.
5. How do you define your crafting style/aesthetic?
It's clean, linear, and detail-oriented.
6. What is your favorite time of day to craft?
The best time of the day to craft is during the daytime, while my children are at school.
7. What motivates/inspires you?
My children and brand new photos of events inspire me to scrapbook. Beautiful fabric, a new fun project, and some absolute-free time motivates me to sew.
8. If you could only have one Fiskars tool, what would it be and why…
Selecting just one is difficult. A pair of Fiskars Softgrip Micro-tip scissors is something I cannot craft without. It's my go-to tool for cutting and snipping. Plus, it is perfect for precision cutting, too. I always have to have a backup of that one.