Today I am participating in the Craft Your Stash blog tour. Craft Your Stash is a book by Lisa Fulmer, it released at the beginning of the month. I have to say, it’s cover-to-cover of awesome indie craft ideas!
Here’s more about it:
This ultimate craft supply hoarders guide is packed with creative inspiration and ideas for getting the most out of your craft supply stash. Use this book to take control of your crafting life and start using your materials like a pro. Whether you use a dedicated craft room or just a corner of the kitchen table, you ll learn how to maximize your space, manage your materials, and make time to make. Author Lisa Fulmer reveals the secrets of creative crafters, from organization and color theory to basic techniques.
Today I’ve got an interview with the author, Lisa Fulmer:
Why do you craft?
I just feel better when I’m being creative, my right brain digs all the attention. I love, love, love to spend time imagining and designing – it does a great job of chasing away the blues, too. You can read more about why I craft here.
What is your favorite craft supply or tool?
– I love (and hoard) acrylic paints and mediums – especially the specialty mediums that add glimmer, gloss or texture. As for tools, I can’t live without my rotary trimmers, non-stick scissors and my trusty black paint marker.
What is your number one tip for using your stash?
– Know what you have. Doesn’t matter if it’s a little or a lot, your stash won’t get used if you don’t remember it’s there. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dug into one of what I affectionately call my “crap baskets” and discovered something new, and I have no idea when or where I got it. There’s a chapter in my book about stash organization with lots of great tips and pictures for storage that will work in any space. My number two tip would be to challenge yourself every so often to pull out some random thing from your stash and make something with it. Instead of always looking online at eye-candy projects that require you to buy something new in order to make them, try looking to your stash for the inspiration and the impetus to create.
Tell us a little bit more about yourself–
Who are you? I am an artist, a crafter, a designer, a writer, a teacher and a marketeer. I live for creativity, organization, problem-solving…and I love to help people. This is probably why customer service, sales and marketing have always been my chosen professions. For the last several years I have worked in the craft industry – and it has been so incredible to be able to work and play in the same sandbox! I’m native to Northern California – raised in the Central Valley, but I’ve lived my adult life in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. I love traveling around the US, but I can’t imagine living anywhere else…I think I have some kind of completely irrational need to be close to the edge of the land, lol.
What is your favorite type of crafting? Almost anything and everything – as long as it doesn’t have to be perfect. I am all about enjoying the process without fretting about the results. I love papercrafts, general crafts, mixed media art, collage, DIY decorating, a little sewing and needlework, too.
What is your favorite TV show? I love comedies like Modern Family and Mike & Molly, crime dramas like Perception and Elementary, buddy dramadies like Rizzoli & Isles and Franklin & Bash…and my guilty pleasures are Big Brother and OITNB!
Where can we follow you? My crafting blog – lisalizalou.com and/or my marketing blog – lisafulmer.com (all my social media links are on the blogs)
How to purchase:
To follow along on the blog tour, You can find the list of participating blogs here.