Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Better Know A Crafter: Ali DeJohn

Ali is a crafty momma who makes all kinds of adorable things for her little ones. We love these placemats she sewed to help her kids learn their place settings. She sells some of her handcrafted goods in her Etsy Check out her adorable hand sewn felt barrettes. Cute!

Ali DeJohn

1) Tell us about yourself. What crafts do you like to do?

I am a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful little people who inspire me to be creative everyday. I love bringing creativity into our family, making things by hand, everything cozy and the tiny details found in everyday life! I love to knit, sew, embroider and dream of all the new crafts I'd love to learn.

2) Tell us about your adorable placemats.
I made these placemats and napkins for my kids so they could participate in setting the table, and I loved the idea of the kids using reusable, cloth napkins that were fun and happy. I created the pattern myself and used vintage scrap fabric (from Fancy Tiger of course!) as appliques for the fork, spoon, plate, cup and napkin graphic.

3) What inspires you to be crafty?
I have always had a love for making things by hand, and I am very new to sewing. I was inspired to learn to sew after I read the The Creative Family, by Amanda Blake Soule. It's a fabulous, sweet, heart-warming book!

4) What is your favorite animal?
My favorite animal is a giraffe.

Thanks Ali! Happy crafting!

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