The Wonderful World of Art Quilting - Happy Time Craftcast 13

Craftonians, I’m thrilled to share insights from a recent episode of Happy Time Craftcast entitled "The Wonderful World of Art Quilting" featuring an incredibly talented art quilter, Sondrasa. In our chat, Sondrasa opened up about her artistic journey, her current projects, and how she's making the beautiful art of quilting accessible to everyone. Discovering Art Quilting Art quilting, as Sondrasa beautifully explained, isn’t just about creating functional items but is a form of expressive art that integrates traditional quilting techniques with artistic concepts. This blend allows for a more personalized touch, making each quilt a unique piece of art. She...

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The Transformative Magic of Art Journaling with Suzanne Earley - Happy Time Craftcast 11

Craftonians! It’s me, Joleen, popping in to share some fun tidbits from a recent episode of the Happy Time Craftcast. Oh, what a delightful chat I had with Suzanne Early, the creative genius behind Strawberry Moon Magazine. We had such a fabulous time, and I just couldn’t wait to spill the beans with you all! Suzanne’s adventure from a school desk to the glossy pages of her own magazine is nothing short of inspiring. It’s like she took a magic carpet ride through the world of crafts, picking up bits of joy and creativity along the way. Her stories about...

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Clay Creations and the Love of Polymer with Michelle Butler - Happy Time Craftcast 10

Hello, Craftonians! I'm Joleen Emery, and I recently had the delightful opportunity to host Michelle Butler on my Happy Time Craftcast. Michelle is not just a friend but an extraordinary polymer clay artist who has turned her passion into a flourishing business called Meeshmade. Let me take you through the vibrant journey we discussed  during our latest episode. My Journey into Michelle's Artistic World In our conversation, Michelle unfolded her artistic journey with polymer clay, which began in 2020. Her transition from simple designs to intricate 3D creations is a testament to her evolution as an artist. It was fascinating to...

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Let Your Light Shine: The Lettering Journey with Christie Daugherty - Happy Time Craftcast 9

Craftonians! Welcome to another delightful journey into the heart of creativity, where the magic of art meets the warmth of our community. Today, I’m thrilled beyond words to share with you a conversation that's as enlightening as it is uplifting. Imagine sitting down with a dear friend, a cup of your favorite tea in hand, surrounded by the cozy comfort of your crafting nook. That's the ambiance we're channeling as we dive into a discussion that promises to inspire, challenge, and transform the way we view our creative practices.I had the absolute joy of sitting down with the luminous Christie...

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Anyone Can Learn Embroidery--EVEN if you're not "CRAFTY" - Happy Time Craftcast 8

Craftonians, I've just wrapped up one of the coziest chats on my Happy Time Craftcast, and guess what? This time, we dove into the exciting world of embroidery with the incredibly talented guest, Hannah Arnold from Sherwood Forest Creations. I mean, who wouldn't want to spend their time stitching joy into every piece of fabric, right? Hannah's Embroidery Adventure Let's kick things off with a little backstory. Hannah made the leap from the structured world of math and science to the free-flowing realm of embroidery and business ownership. Her journey? Absolutely inspiring. She makes the art of embroidery feel like a warm...

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