As part of 30 Days of Pincushions, Heather has generously provided this pincushion for one Sew Weekly reader to win! Instructions on how to win it can be found at the bottom of this post.
Name: Heather Leeper
Shop name: The Finicky Frog
How long on Etsy: Since September of 2008
Describe your aesthetic in three words: Whimsical, Fantastical, Cherished
How did you start making them? Selling on Etsy? Years ago I noticed an add for Etsy in Mary Engelbriet's Home Companion magazine. Oh how I miss that magazine! It just seemed like an amazing opportunity that I couldn't pass up. The pincushions started with one of those early morning pure thoughts of creativity. "I could alter a crocheted beaded bag pattern into a pincushion bottom!" Ta-da, there it was. Over time, the pincushions changed a bit from the larger ones with felted bobbles, to small ring pincushions that I can produce more easily.
Why do you craft? I just have to! I get a little antsy when I'm not creating. In fact, you'll usually find me toting something along to appointments or on road trips. When we watch movies, I have to get my "gear" ready and everyone is waiting for me to get all situated before the movie starts. They just know the routine and I love 'um all for it. Really, I craft because that's who I am and I love what I do!
Want to win this pincushion? You just have to answer the following question:
Do you watch television, movies or listen to music while your craft or sew? Or are you fully concentrating on your work?
Each giveaway is open for twenty-four hours from the time of posting. Please only post one comment in each thread. Winners will be announced each Monday in April. Winners can only win once but are encouraged to answer all the questions!