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Interview with… Plaidfuzz


Plaidfuzz is a crafter who is now focusing her attentions on her blog and helping others promote themselves. She does occasionally still get the urge though! Her blog can be read at http://plaidfuzz.blogspot.com


Who are you?
My name is Melissa, I am going to be 28 on Saturday, I have been a hairstylist for 10 years, and I am a single mom to a 7 year old daughter.

What do you do in your spare time other than craft?
 I spend a lot of time with my nephews who are 9 and 13. I also play a little guitar, and like to go out with friends.

Please tell us a little bit about what you make.
I crochet and make cards. I seem to have a rubber stamp addiction.

What do you enjoy making most?
I like easy crochet projects because they are pretty mindless and relaxing, lol.

What are your main inspirations for making a piece?
For cardmaking, I usually set out with a specific idea in mind. With crocheting I find yarn that I love and go from there.

What are you currently making?
Scarves! Made on for my daughter and now I am making one for my twin sister for her birthday.

Can you make custom orders?
I do still make the occasional custom order.

Where can we buy your work?
Nowhere! I closed my Etsy shop a few months ago and now I am just concentrating on my blog.

Now some silly questions just for fun!
What’s the plural of mongoose?


Where would you like to go if you could go anywhere in the world?
I always thought it would be cool to go to Ireland.

Do you have any pets?

What’s your favourite flavour ice-cream?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I would buy a house, then I would give the rest away. I don’t like what money does to people.

The Great British Craft Tour

So, I’ve just applied for the Great British Craft Tour to have two strangers squeeze into my tiny crafting room with me to document crafters around the country! Sounds like fun! I’m quite pleased though, as I was approached by one of the two organisers via my website- they found me rather than I found them! Anyway, for all other crafters, you probably want to know what this is, here’s the official line from the website which is at http://www.thegreatbritishcrafttour.co.uk/ if you’re interested in signing up!


The Great British Craft Tour

July 11th 2008, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Craftsman Web design, a UK based Web site design company, has today announced that they are embarking on a tour with a difference – a tour of England, Scotland and Wales’s crafters, artists and makers.

The tour will see Roseanna Wyatt and Tjobbe Andrews, co-owners of Craftsman Web design, set off from their home in Northamptonshire heading through England, Scotland and Wales, whilst stopping along the way at as many craft shops, craft fairs and galleries as they can.

“The aim is to stop off at crafters and makers along the way and take photos of the work we see, and put it onto the travel diary on our Web site and blog as we go along,” said Roseanna.

The tour – aptly named “Great British Craft Tour” is intended to give free publicity to crafters, makers and artists that the pair visits along the way. Nothing like it has been done before, and if it succeeds could see Rosie and Tjobbe embarking on a similar tour on an annual basis.

“We want to visit as many crafters as we can during the tour, we don’t really have a timescale but think it could take anywhere up to a month! We asked around and have got the use of a classic VW Camper Van for the duration, we have our laptop and our plastic cutlery and are ready to go!” said Roseanna.

“We are securing a lot of publicity for this, not only will crafters know about it but the people who attend craft fairs will hear about the tour via their local newspapers, radio stations and other Web sites and media outlets” Tjobbe adds.

All that awaits now is a definite route to take. Tjobbe Andrews says they are open to suggestions, “We will gladly drop by where we are invited by crafters, if someone wants to show us their work then we will certainly consider stopping off, we will come round, take some pictures, have a chat about their work and add it to our Web site.”

The tour promises to be an eye opener for Rosie and Tjobbe and with the coverage they expect to get, the crafters featured on the site can expect some good publicity too.

Craftsman Web design can be contacted via their Web site: http://www.thegreatbritishcrafttour.co.uk and their tour is due to start in late summer 2008. If you would like them to stop by and feature your work, simply go to their Web site and click the links to the tour.