Friday, 14 August 2009

Fabulous Fridays... The Interview ~ Hennie

My plan is to interview a Misi crafter every week and post the interview up on a Friday ~ hence Fabulous Fridays...

Our first Misi Crafter is Hennie, an amazingly talented knitter and sewer (sewer being a person who sews, not a place that dirty water goes)
Hennie also writes enchanting stories for her story bags, worth a look...

How did you get started in your particular craft and how long have you been doing it?

I have been knitting and sewing since I was about 6. Almost 44 years now.OMG that's scary.

I taught myself to crochet about a year ago.

My grandmas were both crafters. One a knitter, the other a sewer, I think it's always been in my blood.

Are there any negative aspects to doing your craft and if there are how do you work around them?

No negatives really, apart from not having enough time to put all my ideas into fruition. (I'd like to spend my time crafting and not a lot else lol) My head is full of ideas,my craft room full of supplies, but as soon as I complete one idea, a dozen more take it's place.

What tips would you give to anyone thinking of starting your craft?

Have a go. If you can't knit or crochet, there are excellent teaching videos on the net. I have managed to teach over 100 children to knit and sew, it can't be that
Sewing - start with a cushion, basically 2 squares same size. Put the squares, right side of fabric together, machine or hand stitch round 3 sides and ¾ of the fourth side. Turn the cushion right side out. Stuff (Pillow stuffing is okay for practising) Then sew up the gap.

How did you find Misi?

I received an email (via Busymitts website) off Emma. Thank you Emma

What is your favourite item in your own Misi shop?

It's sold now, but I think Bonnie Alice, the elephant complete with her story and sack, were my favourite things. I really enjoyed writing the story.

What is your favourite shop on Misi (besides your own)?

Oooh so many to choose from. Jewellery- would be Lisa and Designs by Isis, or Jo - Lej jewellery. Or Karines - The Pink Fairy cake, because she has so many different crafts on there, the woman amazes me!!

Random Facts about you:

What is your favourite colour? Yellow

What is your favourite food?
Lemon Meringue Pie

What is your favourite season? Spring

What is your favourite time of day? Morning

What is your favourite website (besides Misi)?

What is your favourite TV programme?
Don't watch telly!! CRAFTING!!!

Thank you very much for speaking to us Debbie. If you would like to see more examples of Hennie's talented work, visit her shop on Misi.

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  1. oo thanks for the mention hennie :-), great interview

  2. very good Hennie- so it was you that sabbotaged my emails to Helen then so you could be first!!!!

  3. Thank you Hennie - I was so surprised to see my name !! Had to read it a few times...!

  4. thankyou for mentioning 'bonnie alice' hennie. we love her too.
    great interview, can i change mine helen!!

  5. Thanks Ladies,

    LOL ~ no Jean, it's now set in stone! And it's a great interview, I wouldn't change a thing!

    Everyone that I've given the interview questions so far has come up with lovely, unique answers.

    Will be sending a few more pm's to stock up interviews for the next few months...


  6. Just like the Oscars I like to say a few thanks.LOL
    To Helen for interviewing me.
    and to all my MISI friends and customers.
    The most thanks, though, have to go to Steve, for putting up with my stuff everywhere,
    for buying fabrics and anything else, he spots, he thinks I can use.
    FOr going to the post office many many times.
    For listening to my stories over and over again.In fact just for listening to my ramblings lol.

    THANKS everyone, it was fun to do and I'm honoured to be Helen's first interviewee.

  7. That is a lovely interview, great pics and apleasure to readx