Monday, December 12, 2011

{Meet the Designers}- Jessica from Running With Scissors


My name is Jessica, my blog is called Running With Scissors.  I'm cheap, which inspires me to make as much as I can in order to save money, in addition to the opportunity to be creative and learn new skills.  I love sewing obviously, painting, crafting, refinishing and building furniture, reupholstering old furniture, and overall just love making something new and great from junk.   Growing up with a creative, talented mom who does everything from sewing wedding gowns to stained glass windows to building a pergola in her yard from abandoned telephone poles, gave me the mindset to attempt to make things myself. 

Besides 7th grade home ec, I learned to sew from my mom and did a little here and there growing up.   Not until I became a stay at home did I have the time to really sew more and figure out how to make basic clothing.  I've always been more of a hack, using my own way rather than follow instructions, so the aspect of designing children's clothing and sewing it is really exciting and pushing me out of my comfort zone.  Our family's been blessed with two kids, a 3 year old son and a baby girl.  So I lucked out getting to sew and create for both boys and girls, although I prefer making boy stuff.  There's such a scarcity in the boy realm, and it's a challenge to think of new things since their wardrobe is pretty basic.   Plus I think I'd always lean toward the boy monster realm and pass on the pink frills in my own preference.  I'm thrilled to be a part of this round of Project Run and Play and hope I'll be able to stick around longer than my other attempts in crafting competitions!

Jessica

2 comments :

  1. Hooray for Jessica! Can't wait to see what goodies you come up with. :)

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  2. I just have to tell you that I love the name of your blog! True story: when I realized that I should maybe try to name my blog something clever (I started it back when only like 4 of my friends were reading it) I thought "Running with scissors would be perfect!" So I googled it and there you were. Darn;) And that is how I found your blog.

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