Interview: Jill Butler

When I think about this Jill Butler, a crafter friend, a few words come to mind.  Creative.  Positive.  Bubbly.  In this first interview on Ludicraft, I asked Jill a few questions about her crafting and artistic works and experiences. 
What is your name and where are you from?  My Name is Jill Butler and I am from Lititz, PA
  
What types of crafting do you enjoy doing?  My favorite craft is Knitting and Crochet but there are so many things I love like drawing/painting, sewing even quilting
Tea Cozy
Why do you enjoy crafting?  When I am creating something it gives me a sense of well-being, contentment and excitement
  
How much time do you devote to crafting?  The amount of time I spend crafting really varies.  Being a mom takes up a lot of my time, so crafting is definitely sporadic these days.
What inspires your creativity?  Other people’s art inspires me and the person that I am making something for greatly inspires me.  When I make something for someone else I try to figure out what they like, their interests, favorite colors and things like that so I can make something that will reflect them and bring joy to their life.
Drawing Jill did for her husband, Skip
  
If you could learn a new craft or skill, what would it be?  Why?  For a long time I have wanted to learn how to spin wool.  I love the “Sheep to Shawl” idea.  I especially would love to own a sheep or alpaca so that the entire process would take place on my small farmette.  I have a dream of people coming to my house to purchase some special gift that I have made and being inspired as they would see the animals outside and able to select something that I have made in the dining room of our old farm house.
Do you have a web site or sell your crafts?  Do you do craft shows?  I have sold different things I have made and people have placed orders but I do not have a web site nor do I go to craft shows.
Where can people contact you?  You can contact me at my home number by calling 717-627-4303, email at butlerhj@dejazzd.com or looking me up on Facebook.
  
What is one fun fact about yourself?  I have an X/Y gene that does not allow me to smell skunk!
Crocheted Tablecloth
Anything else you would like to share?  God has given me a creative mind and I can do almost anything with my hands.  I would love to be the next “Auntie Ann” or “Julia Childs” but only in the craft/art world.  I am happiest when I am creating something and I love creating things for other people.

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