A couple weeks ago, I got an email submission from Karlista from EZ Crafts with Karlista. I was super-impressed, because Karlista is 12 years old and is already writing her own tutorials on her own craft blog! Check out this hip pouch she made from a scarf. She graciously agreed to be interviewed, so check out the interview after I break down the materials needed for this great project. Hop on over to her blog and say hello! [how to make a hip pouch from a scarf]

Project Estimate:

  • Scarf, $1
  • Sewing stuff

Total cost: $1

Interview with Karlista from EZ Crafts with Karlista

Hi Karlista, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed! How long have you been crafting?

I’ve been raised on crafting. So,5 about 11 years AND STILL GOIN’ and lovin’ it!

How did you get interested in crafting?

My mom helped me make a craft every day when I was little. At our house, we have always had a cabinet full of art supplies and anything crafty I was welcome to use anytime I wanted! And, I have been involved in all kinds of classes ranging from pottery painting and shaping, art, jewelry making, Michaels Weekly crafts, and sewing… And anything else I can get my hands on!

What are your favorite crafts?

Recreating clothes!!! And making head-bands! Oh, I can always go for a Mod Podge spell!

What’s your favorite project you’ve ever done?

I made a head band with a flower at church and it turned out sooo cute. I also love my skirt I turned into a purse back in February. Recently, I Mod Podged my light switch plate and I L-O-V-E it!

Can you remember your first craft?

Well, I can’t remember my “First” craft but when I was like 4, 5, 6 and 7 my mom let me tell the weather by getting a piece of construction paper and gluing cotton balls on it for clouds and we cut out suns for the heat and rain drops for when it rained! I loved it and looked foward to doing this every day!

Has there ever been a project that didn’t turn out like you wanted it to? What happened?

I made a night gown for my little sister out of some pants and one of my old shirts… Well, I got really over excited and sewed it up and added the ruffles… After I had it all ready and whipped up, I realized I forgot to measure her. The ruffles that were “suposed” to hit the neck… Long story short, the ruffles hit her hips! Let’s just say, It didn’t turn out as cute as I wanted… But…hey, at least I tried!

What are your favorite materials to craft with?

Mod Podge, Sewing Machine, and old clothes! I always feel like going to the fabric store and choosing funky fabrics! I absolutly love pink. So, pretty much anything in that color range makes me happy! Ruffles, zippers, and buttons give me chills! I just love them! My favorite idea/ pattern book is “One Yard Wonders”!!

Any advice for the crafters out there?

Craft because you like it, not because you have to!