Friday, April 16, 2010

Crochet-a-thon Winner Interview - honeybee69

Here is the interview with Honeybee69!
Sorry it is so late! - Benji

A little about me. I am a stay at home mom to 3 kids. This year on May 4th will be Me and my hubby's 19th anniversary. 
Things I do besides create. Well I help my husband with his computer store. We are also building an addition on our house by ourselves. Other than that I run my kids all over for sports, music and church school. 
What first made me want to become an artist? Well it has always been in my life. I had a great grandma that crocheted. A grandma that could draw and made t-shirts. And my mom could crochet blankets and draw. She also made cakes of all kinds as long back as I can remember. So I guess because it was always there it was just natural to do something too.
My creative process. Hmmm. I dfeas just kind of pop in my head and I kind of work on them in my head trying to figure them out. Then I finally sit down with yarn and a hook and try to make the vision come to life. Sometimes it does and sometimes it takes more work.
What handmade possession do I most cherish? Well I actually have 2. My great grandma made all the grandkids dolls and bunnies. They were both crocheted, and an original desighn of hers, she never used patterns. I still have both of those! They are over 30 yrs old now. They have never had to be patched either.
Advice for new members. Don't be afraid to try something new. And you can't sell it if you don't list it. You never know what someone else is looking for.
How do I promote? This I am actually pretty bad at. I do have a twitter account, use it sometimes. Have a facebook page, always mean to update it. I am on a couple other forums, don't always get there. And blogging, yeah, I am terrible at writing! I have a blog, probably hasn't been updated in months.
In ten years I hope to be still creating new items and making people happy with my items.
My insperation for my challenge item was looking at all those plastic eggs waiting to be filled with candy for an easter egg hunt. I just had to crochet around them!!


Julie G. said...

Very nice interview. As I've said before, I just love your 2 peas in a pod! I didn't have anyone to teach me so I taught myself with a book from a neighbor I babysat for, she had crocheted stuff everywhere and I was so impressed, I wanted to do it! Been at it for 40 yrs. now. :)

Lacey said...

Great interview! I love that being an artist runs in your family. That's how it is with my family too and I love being able to bounce creative ideas around with people I love. How old are your kiddos?

MagdaleneJewels said...

loved reading your blog - yes, we do tend to forget we have other lives don't we :)

Aren't the best things in the world things that are passed down and have lots of memories with them!

ballofyarn said...

Fantastic interview! I really loved "peeking" into the life of "honeybee69"
Keep ahold of those crocheted goodies from great grandma! Your kids and kids-kids will cherish them for years!

honeybee69 said...

Thanks! My kids are 15 and 12 for the girls, they have thier birthdays in august, and my son will be 7 the end of may.