Hey, friends! I thought it would be fun now that we're down to the Top 5 Contestants in One Crafty Contest to spend a day getting to know each of them. First up is
Here's a quick reminder of her projects:
Hi, I'm Adrianne, and I blog over at Happy Hour Projects, where I focus on quick and easy projects you can do in an hour or less! You'll find a pretty wide variety of projects - jewelry, sewing, baking - but what they have in common is that I present photo tutorials for nearly everything, and they are things you can actually fit into a busy day. Because like a lot of you - my days are packed!
I'm a lot of things - a mom and a wife, first and foremost. My husband and I got married in 2009, and our daughter is 18 months old. My family is just the best!
I'm obviously a creative blogger. I love crafting and writing, so the blog has been the perfect outlet to unleash some of my ideas. I've been at it nearly a year now, and I have enjoyed the connections I've made with other bloggers and creative people so much. There are just some things you can talk to your blog friends about that no one else can understand!
I also write fiction and I am part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and Script Frenzy, which are 30-day writing challenges. I head up my local group, and I've written first drafts for 5 novels and 3 screenplays as part of my involvement in that. It really sounds like a bigger achievement than it is, I'll be honest. I love to create the story. But what makes a novel good is how much editing you put into it, which for me is exactly... none. When I finally get the story out, I'm off to chase the next thing. Maybe someday when I retire, I'll start polishing up these starts!
Speaking of retirement - yes, I do work. I have a full-time job as the accounting department of a small local company. We sell industrial automation parts - it wasn't until I got this job that I learned that a sprocket is a real thing, and not something the Jetsons made up.
It's not the most exciting of jobs but it pays the bills, supports my hobby, and allows me to dink around on the internet several times a day. ;)
Amy has a couple fun questions for me to answer!
The one crafting supply I can't do without is:
Um, Diet Mountain Dew, maybe...? Seriously, though, if I have to choose (even though it's like choosing a favorite child) I'd say, my jewelry tools. :)
My favorite project I've made in this contest is:
The quilt I made for my daughter. I have loved every round, but that one is just so sentimental to me.
My favorite project someone else made in this contest is:
Oh, I can't pick one favorite! Let me share my favorite from each round? From the bead round, Pamela's Beaded Lantern. From the Mod Podge Round, Meredith's Mason Jars. In the fabric round, Amy's Gnome Home!
At Starbucks, I love to order:
Something different every time I go. I just love trying new things! :)
If I could travel anywhere, I'd go:
Anywhere. Yes, I know that's not really an answer, but getting in the car with my family is *the* most fun thing to do. I knew I could marry this man when we drove 19 hours to Myrtle Beach (and 19 hours back) and came out of the car laughing. We didn't have a single argument or get on each others' nerves. Road trips are so much fun - it doesn't matter where we go. Staying close to home just means we get to get away that much more often!
The best thing about crafting is:
Making something beautiful with your own two hands.
Have you noticed I can go on and on? It's true, sorry. :) Tell you what - come on over to Happy Hour Projects for a visit, you can get to know me there. I love making new friends!