We’re back with our blog of the month. In case you haven’t seen our feature before, each month we profile one of our favourite DIY & craft bloggers right here on our blog. We take inspiration from these people every day so we think it’s only right to celebrate what they’re up to. This month we’re looking at Let’s Do Something Crafty, which is run by mum of two, Jess. Jess is an award winning blogger with her blog Along Came Cherry. This new blog is a platform for her to focus on the crafts she does with her daughter Cherry. Let’s find out more…
What motivated you to start ‘Let’s Do Something Crafty?’
I found that I was really enjoying craft projects with my little girl so decided to start somewhere to keep a record of all the things we make.
Who inspires you?
My kids inspire me a lot as I like making things they can play with. Quite a lot of the time ideas pop into my head in the morning when I’m still half asleep, I wake up and want to go and put the ideas into practice.
Which project are you most proud of?
Probably my egg box camera – I love anything camera themed and when I got the idea I was so excited to make it.
Do you think it’s important to recycle materials for your crafts?
Yes, I love using things that we would otherwise throw away for my crafts. Cardboard is my favourite thing to craft with.
Which project has been the most popular with your children?
My little girl loves the DIY binoculars we made together. She quite frequently brings them out with us to look for birds.
Why do you think crafting is important for kids?
I think it can be a really great way to express themselves and let their imagination go wild. I think all kids are different though and some might not enjoy doing crafty things at all, although luckily there are so many different things to do that I’m sure there is a craft for everyone. I think it’s important to let them use their own ideas too, sometimes it’s hard when my little girl wants to sprinkle a whole pot of glitter on something but she loves it so I have to keep quiet!