Thursday, August 14, 2008

Unique Garden - Mini Challenge

Today's featured album is by Unique Garden. This lady has so much talent, I am not sure where to start! I am a pretty good cook, but Unique Garden has much more than food brewing in her kitchen! From bath and body products made from ingredients she has gathered from her own garden to dog treats that look good enough to nibble. Add to that beautiful hand painted items and jewelry, and you must agree, she is one talented woman!










Q&A with Unique Garden
A Little About You:
What is your favorite morning beverage?
Tea in the all but the winter. Coffee in the winter.
Do you prefer cats or dogs?
ummmm have 3 dogs, but have had cats and really love them too.....can't choose!
What is next to your computer right now?

several books and my pens and notebooks
Do you like your handwriting?

not particularly
Would you bungee jump?

no way!
If you could meet one historical figure, who would it be and what would ask him/her?

I'd like to meet Lady Godiva. I'd just like to speak to her. She must havebeen an awesome person with a great mind. The courage that it took for herher to protest her husbands political views, especially in the way she did.She was a leader and forward thinker in a time when woman were not permittedto have a mind of their own, much less to speak it. I can't imagine havingthe courage to do what she did in this day and age, much less in her time!

A Little About Your Mini Scrapbook:
What prompted you to join the Mini Scrapbook Challenge?
I love to scrapbook and this just looked like fun!
When you first saw the album, what did you think you would do with it?
I had NO idea. I really expected a bit larger "mini" so I had something totally different in mind. When I saw it I thought it was beautiful but was intimidated for a bit. I took a few hours to come up with something.
What did you end up doing with it?
I made mine into a friendship book. It has room for two pictures, presumably one of you and one of the friend you would give the book to. The rest is sayings and flowers, all geared toward friendship.
Is there a theme to your album? Why/why not?
Friendship. Because I always work my scrapping into themes. It just seems right to me.
Now that you have worked with one, would you want to do another one?
I'd love to!
What would you do differently next time?
Oh yes, I rarely do the same thing twice! That is part of the fun. I like unique things!

A Little About Your Art/Craft:
When did you first start crafting? Why?
I was an only child and we moved frequently & often lived in rural areas. I had to make my own fun & when you couldn't be outside there had to be something to do inside, so I began making things at a very early age.
What is your favorite material/technique?
I do so many different crafts that it is hard to say. Along with creating new recipes for my bath and body shop, I'd have to say that I really enjoy making wreaths and Christmas ornaments. Each one is different even when they are similar, and they bring such joy. Not to mention that you can finish one fairly fast. Sometimes it takes me days to finish a piece of jewelry or weeks to do a cross stitch. As I am working on those type things I can create an ornament or wreath & get that gratification buzz right away. I have kind of a craft ADD disorder, so I always have multiple projects going at one time!
What are your favorite colors to work with?
I am really into greens, oranges, and lavenders right now for some reason. But that changes
frequently. I am a color freak. I love color!
Are you good with written instructions, or do you need pictures?
Written clearly is great. I have a hard time with those instructions on kids toys though. You know the ones I mean. The ones that you sit up half the night on Christmas eve trying to understand so you can get the gift together, only to find that you have extra pieces! With those, even pictures don't help!
If you could learn one new technique, what would it be? Why?
I've always wanted to learn to do stained glass because I think it is so beautiful, and
all those colors!!!!!!!!!!!
If you could give one piece of advice to a young person first starting out, what would it be?
Try everything, do what you love and don't stop learning.

4 comments:

Debbie~ said...

Unique Garden, I love your mini scrapbook, as I read it, I thought how special it was and what a wonderful gift it would be to a friend, a true treasure, and it made me decide to give mine to a dear friend who just had a Birthday!!! (she happens to raise dogs)! I agree with Sew, you are so very talented!!! Debbie~
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Waterrose said...

I stopped by to see what you've been up to...and I found your wonderful mini's. You have been staying busy! Lovely interviews and what great creations.

MelsDolls said...

These all came out so great!

Just wanted to stop by and let you know I nominated you for a blog award, you can check it out here http://pinkcrabcreations.blogspot.com/2008/08/brillante-weblog-premio-award-2008.html

Mel :)

TBC said...

Soft colors & sweet sentiments... Unique Garden's book is wonderful! Whoever is lucky enough to receive it will smile all day. :-) Great job!

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