“VH: Is there a moment from your childhood connected to craft that really stands out for you?
SG: Growing up, we didn’t have a junior high school in our district. We went to elementary school through eighth grade and then straight to high school. In seventh grade, in effort to bring art to us (because the teachers were only teaching main subjects), my teacher Mr. Sweeney gave us charcoal to sketch with outside. I had these shoes that were wicker with a flower embellishment. I guess I loved the texture, so I took them off and drew my shoes. I loved how the drawing turned out. When Mr. Sweeney was going through everyone’s art later, without filtering his reaction, he said, ‘I let you guys out to draw nature! You’re the best artist in the class and you do this?!’ He meant to be angry with me, but when he said that, it was the first time I ever thought of myself as an artist.”
Today’s Giveaway: Box of Sandi’s Signature Cards!
How to Win:
POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM CT ON TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.
Please be sure to include your real, FULL name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.
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12 Days of YarnYAY!, Day 8:
FREE knitting pattern eBooklet with 🧶 purchase!
⏰ Where are all of my last-minute gift-makers at? Oh, hi, the Vickie Howell x @madelinetosh ASAP Gift Collection is for you!
If you’re like me, you have the best of intentions to make all-of-the-things for all of the people. There are only so many hours in the day though, so making each minute matter is key. The ASAP Gift Collection includes quick gift projects, each made with only 1 hank of Madeline Tosh ASAP. I’ve designed them all in my favorite slipped stitch rib, so that you can make one item on its own, or mix-and-match sets as you please.
Tap or go to the YAY-vorite Things link in my @vickiehowell
Hey there! Looking for gift ideas for your fellow knitters and crocheters? Or to send to a loved one as a hint for yourself? In this video I share a bunch of my favorite things. Get any/all of them in the YarnYAY! Shop (YAY-vorite Things link in @vickiehowell bio)
Day five of 12 Days of YAY! brings our new Dickie-the-Halls, shoulder warmer kit! Available in our exclusive color of @knitcollage Spun Cloud Light, this piece knits-up seamlessly, and can easily be sized-up by just continuing to knit in the established pattern!
Get it, and see our YAY-vorite things — link in my @vickiehowell bio. 👆🏻