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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.