Women Who Create / Sammy & Heather. I am really happy to be talking to Sammy & Heather of Live it. Love it. Make it today in the latest edition of Women Who Create Things… Their Way! Every fortnight I bring you an interview with inspiring women who run their own blog, business, shop, studio and who thrive in their version of a creative career. Its always so very inspiring to connect with these women and learn how each stay inspired, individual and evolve within their chosen path.
Tell us a little about your background…
We both grew up as crafty kids and after meeting at art college we both took different career paths but ended up coming back together to share our creative side on the blog Live it. Love it. Make it. H spends her days crafting at a museum, whilst Sammy runs her online fabric shop, Sew Crafty.
Do you have creative habits or rituals within your work that help you stay focussed and happy?
We both run off a mix of Tea, cake and biscuits – so basically sugar. We both love Pinterest for inspiration but that can be a double edged sword. Making sure we spend time together as friends alongside blog brainstorming enables us to stay focused and happy.
What two things can’t you live without?
Instagram and cake – I mean what is life without those!
What is your biggest source of inspiration?
Our inspiration usually comes from making things that we would actually use ourselves that we either cannot afford or there is not a product out there already.
What is the meaning of ‘craft’ to you?
Craft can mean so many things to different people, but to us it means that someone has used their passion and creativity to make something for someone, whether that be individual to them or just plain pretty.
If you could collaborate on a creative project or idea with anyone… who would it be & why?
The dream is either a fabric collection with Dashwood Studio or Stationary products with Paperchase. We just couldn’t chose between fabric and paper!
Do you have a favourite piece of equipment that inspires your day to day process?
You can’t go wrong with a pencil and notebook – stationary addicts!
What is the best thing about running your *business/blog/working for yourself?
Being with your best friend and getting to faff around with craft stuff and being able to call it work.
What is your proudest creative moment in your journey so far?
Being featured in Mollie Makes was a dream and getting to work with them on more projects has been amazing, so long may it continue.
Find more crafty joy on their blog and get involved with the Live it. Love it. Make it. Makers Month!
Happy Tuesday folks, I hope you are feeling inspired to create things your way…