Hello friends!! Itsy Bitsy brings you "CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT" – a unique way of encouraging and appreciating the talented crafters. We recognize talented crafters week after week, turn the spotlight on them & feature them in our "CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT"!We love what you talented crafters create & are amazed at each of your unique creations every single day! We love the way you use Itsy Bitsy products & give life to those products.
We are very excited to announce this week’s “ CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT” - July 2016 – MONICA KONERU ! Having done post-graduation in microbiology and a diploma in fashion designing, this talented crafter took a plunge into the Crafting world after moving to Bangalore & the first craft store she visited was Itsy Bitsy! :-) Scrapbooking is her favourite craft & her works are vibrant & adorned with beautiful flowers. Mother to a 1 ½ hr old child, this passionate crafter squeezes at least an hour to craft each day! Way to go Monica! Wishing you loads of success on your creative Journey!
CONGRATULATIONS Monica Konuru!
Here are excerpts of my interview with Monica:
Rashmi Closepet, MD, Itsy Bitsy : Tell us a bit about yourself, your background? Where are you originally from?
Monica Konuru : Hi I am Monica currently staying in Bangalore, originally from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Did my post-graduation in microbiology and a diploma in fashion designing.
RC : How did you get into crafting?
MK : From childhood I am into drawing and painting. Every summer, I used to learn new things. After marriage, I came to Bangalore. Here I got more exposure to crafts, new techniques & craft supplies. I started scrapbooking slowly now trying card and Mixed-Media as well. The first craft store I visited was Itsy Bitsy. When I entered store I was like kid in candy land …lol!
RC : What is your favourite type of craft?
MK : I love to try different techniques but my first love is Scrapbooking. These days trying card-making and Mixed Media.
RC : What are your favourite products at Itsy Bitsy?
MK : You have lots of beautiful stuff but my most favourites are flower embellishments, stamps, stencils…general craft stuff!
RC : What products from Itsy Bitsy do you think are must have’s for a crafter?
MK : Flowers, butterfly embellishments, pattern papers, new glue collection are must haves for crafter from Itsy Bitsy.
RC : What product would you like to see at Itsy Bitsy?
MK : More diecut embellishments, sprays for mixedmedia ,cutters and trimmers…
RC : What do you do to make your workplace inspiring?
MK : Organized work space always inspires me and lots of colours in my room.
RC : What are your other interests?
MK : Cooking, baking and travelling.
RC : If you had magic powers, what would you want to contribute to the Crafting world ?
MK : I would use my powers to create new techniques and products and a crafty castle where we can get all the stuff we want for …..
RC : What is your most treasured possession in your craft stash?
MK : Pattern papers and my ms scoreboard….
RC : How would you describe your style of crafting?
MK : I love colours. Most of my work is with vibrant colours…
RC : What do you do when you’re suffering a creative block?
MK : Take a break and travel, it helps me with creative block and will try different form of craft which is not my style. This helps me if I am being monotonous…
RC : How do you organize your time for crafting?
MK : With my little one I hardly get time. Early mornings and midnights are my crafting time
RC : Tips for people who want to craft?
MK : Do what you love try new things, there are lots and lots of techniques to try. Happy crafting!
Here are a couple of Monica's awesome creations :
Many congrats Monica for being the CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT - ITSY BITSY :-) :-)
You will receive Rs 500/- Itsy Bitsy gift voucher :-) :-) & a Crafter in the Spotlight badge, which can be proudly displayed on the side bar of your blog.
Also, visit our Youtube channel to view & to know more about this crafter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFlQ4gScP1g
Looking forward to many more creations, Happy Crafting!