Claire has a crafty Facebook page that she posts her crafty activities to: www.facebook.com/thecherrypickedcrafts
I'm Claire. 28 from Kent originally, now living in Peterborough. I'm currently working as a Trainee Studio Director at Hochanda with the lovely Leonie. I started crafting when I was really young with papercraft. Making cards for people's birthdays, the usual kid crafting. I slowly learned more and more as my Nan opened up a craft shop and got into different crafts like needlework. This slowed down a little as I was busy with my education for a few years, but I got a job working at Create and Craft and got back into the crafting world learning from the shows and offen spending too much of my paycheck on new crafty goodies. I'm now at Hochanda doing much the same but with more spare time now to get the crafty juices going again.First, please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into crafting?
I really do like a little bit of everything. I'll often walk into my craft room and see what takes my fancy that day or even get sudden inspiration to make something and end up forgetting what I was doing. I'm going through a sewing phase at the moment.Have you got a favourite craft, or do you like doing a little bit of everything?
The look on the persons face when you hand them something you've made. They realise you've taken the time out of your day to make something unique for them. That's the best gift you can give and receive.What's the most rewarding thing about crafting for you?
I did a few commission pieces, but mostly I just craft for fun or gifts.Have you ever sold your craft work?
Ooo that's a tough one! I think it would be my fineline sharpie. Good for drawing on your own designs, filling in any gaps you've missed stamping and then of course filling out the inside of the card to send off.Finally, what crafting tool could you not do without?
Watch out for Claire's lovely creations, and check her facebook page out as well :)