Wednesday, May 15

Crafty Chicks I Dig: Erica of Caught on a Whim

One of my favorite things about the blog world is finding and connecting with crafty chicks like Miss Erica from her blog, Caught on a Whim. In case you don't already know, this girl makes the coolest stuff. And like, so much stuff. Like that top she's rocking in the above photo? Totally crocheted that "love" embellishment and added it herself. Homegirl is a DIY princess. ;) 

I wrote to Erica about participating in an interview for my little bloggy here, and she happily agreed. Here's what she had to say below, and I've included some photos of my favorite DIY projects from her blog! Check out her DIY Gallery for links and more projects. :)

1. Girrrrl, how'd you get so crafty?
Gosh, I've been making things for as long as I can remember. I've pretty much always had a creative side. Growing up I was always painting, drawing or making collages. I just never grew out of it! Lately my crafty passions are crochet, creating quirky accessories and my new found hobby of sewing.

2. What is your favorite crafty technique or whatever?
Crochet is a long time crafty love of mine. What I love most about it is that it is so portable. You can easily keep a ball of yarn and a crochet hook in your bag and then you're set to be crafty no matter where you are! I can sit on the couch, lounge outside, or take a project with me to the park. You can crochet pretty much anywhere.

3. What project(s) are you most proud of?
I'm completely smitten with my nerdy chic book clutch. It is such a quirky and fun accessory. I get lots of compliments on it. I'm hoping to make a different version soon to incorporate some new fancy details that I've been dreaming up. Right now, I'm still brainstorming how to make it...

4. How do you break out of a creative block?
A lot of times I experience a creative block when I try to push myself too hard. Usually if I'm stumped on what I want to do I simply take a break from it. I go for a walk with my pups, cook something yummy, watch a movie, or whatever I need to do to clear my mind. Then, when I want to get back to working on projects, I'm usually refreshed and full of great ideas.

5. Where do you most love to create?
Right now, I'm turning our spare room into a creative space for myself. Here's a little peak inside. It's great to have a place to call my own. I can make epic crafty messes and not worry about them taking over the house anymore!  ;)

On her blog, Erica writes about her crafty adventures and her wonderful life with her adorable pups (aww). She's also one of the nicest bloggers I've come across, so be sure to stop by and say hello from over here at mon makes things! I'm sure she'd love to here from you! 

I'm starting a new series about all the crafty chicks I dig, so stay tuned for more interviews!

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  1. Thanks so much for having me, Monica! :)

  2. Oh, I love the book clutch. Definitely have to check that out!

  3. Erica is such a lovely person. She's always nice :)
    My favorite DIY she made is also the book clutch - even though I haven't find a hard cover book that I don't like, so I can cut it.. haha
    Great interview, is always nice to get to know her a little more :)

    1. Agreed on all counts, Carol! :) It's been fun interviewing some of my favorite crafty ladies... There are just some things you wouldn't know unless you ask! :)


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