I just turned 29 on March 4th, got married to my best friend in Scotland this past summer, and have been selling my handmade wares on etsy since 2008 when i started to get burnout from my day job. I sincerely missed having a creative outlet, using my own two hands to make things, and having the supportive community that art school had provided me with. Once i realized that my shop and blog could provide me with all these things, it wasn't long before I got hooked and decided to go full force with it.
I've been sewing/weaving/drawing/photographing/you name it since i was quite young so this feels like a natural progression for me. I continue to pursue a career in art history/museums but no matter what, i know that creating will always be a part of my life in one form or another because it's something i just need to do. That and i can't seem to sit still without having something to work on!
I find inspiration in art museums, crafty blogs, nature, travels, the creative work of friends, and in my own family history. Literal or not, it all becomes a part of my designs and influences my materials and technique so that the items i create carry that story on to each home they become a part of.
My current favorites include pinterest.com (way better place to waste time on than facebook and so much less drama!), food52.com, the fabrics of designer Anna Maria Horner, brussel sprouts (no seriously, i tried them for the first time recently and now have daily cravings), vintage sewing books, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum (best museum in the world, no contest), and of course Anthropologie.
The winner of this giveaway can choose any two colors from the ones currently available in http://www.thestoryofkat.etsy.com!
1. You must be a follower of Windshield Diaries to qualify.
2. Comment on this post and tell Kat which item in her shop is your favorite!
(please be sure to leave an email address is your comment so that we can get in touch with the lucky winner!)
For Bonus Entries:
-Tweet about the giveaway (be sure to include @capowcapow in your tweet so that I can find it) then leave a comment telling us you tweeted.
-Like Windshield Diaries on facebook, then leave a comment telling us you liked us!
-Heart Kat's shop then come back and leave a comment telling us you did it!
Entries will be accepted until Saturday, March 26, 11:59pm Eastern Time
One winner will be chosen (via Random.org)!