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Q&A with Jo of Three Stories High

Meet Jo of Three Stories High...

When did you start crafting and what inspired you to start?

I started sewing in when I was very small. In fact I sustained a little finger injury pressing the foot pedal on my mum’s machine when I was 4 while she was out of the room. I was curious, I got hurt!

What is your favourite craft?

I am a ‘crafter’. I just want to make things, I really don’t mind what it is. When my children were little I used to knit and crochet because it was easy to pick up and put down. Now they are older, I Iove to sew clothes.

What was your first sewing project?

My first real one was and an elasticated cotton petticoat with lace around the bottom that I made with my mum when I was 9.

What do you love most about sewing?

All the F’s really…Sewing; it is fast, fun and you can make it fit.

What made you decide to start to blog about your sewing and crafting?

I slowly realised that our house was full of all the things I had made and I came to see that not everyone does that so I wanted to show what I made to give people ideas.

How are you liking being part of the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network?

I like to see the work of other bloggers and watch them grow. I love being able to vary my craft projects and try new things. I love being part of the Minerva family business.

What 3 sewing or craft items/tools could you not live without?

Good Scissors

My Overlocker

Large headed pins so that I can pick them up off the floor!

What are your favourite fabrics to sew with any why?

I love all sorts. I have spent the last 20 months getting to grips with Jersey which has made making children’s clothes a doddle.

What/who do you go to for inspiration before you start sewing and crafting?

Seeing what has been made on the Blogger Network, Pinterest, magazines, my vintage pattern collection and my favourite, Ottobre magazine from Finland.

Are there any other crafts that you enjoy doing other than Sewing?

Oh yes…crochet, knitting, card making, scrapbooking and quilting.

As you have inspired many others in the past to start sewing and crafting through your blog and Social Networking sites, what would you say to other potential sewers who may want to give it a try?

Make lots, the more you make the more you find out about what you like, don’t like, what shape your body is, which techniques are best and what you enjoy the most.

Could you sum yourself up as a crafter in 3 words?

Have a go!  

Here are just some of Jo's makes and see all her posts from the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network;

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