Did you guys all have a wonderful Christmas? I sincerely hope so! Ours was very nice. The kids loved the quilts (even though they weren’t bound yet *wink*)- even so, I think they still appreciated the thought. They have been dragging them around the house the past few days, so I’d better get them bound and washed today!
I’ve got one more interview to share with you before the New Year. Ironically this is a blogger that I’ve never actually “met” – but I feel like I’ve known her for years! One day our paths will cross and I’ll get to meet her.
Mique runs 30 Days Blog, if you haven’t stopped by then you should! She’s got great crafts and recipes and is the very talented girl behind the Queen Bee Market in California.
Mique has also shared her experiences having a son with Autism in a very moving seires of blog posts, you can read them here. My youngest brother (now an Adult) also has Autism and I remember so many of the emotions she descirbes from our own families experience.
Q: Okay, to start… just the facts… introduce yourself. Do you have kids? How many? Where do you live? Where did you grow up?
Hi I’m Mique- stay at home mom to three crazy kids. 2 boys, 1 girl. Almost 12 & 10 and 5 yrs old. I live in the Los Angeles area but I grew up in a fun beach town in San Diego. I’m a California girl through and through!
Q: Favorite Musical group when you were in Junior High… did you have a favorite song?
Hmmm I almost can’t remember what I loved in jr. high. I loved Boys II Men in high school. Also loved Janet Jackson and anything pop-ish.
Q: When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
First I wanted to be a hairstylist and own a salon like my aunt. Then I wanted to be a teacher. When I finally got to BYU I wanted to do graphic design or advertising. I always really wanted to be a mom and stay at home with my kids.
Q: What’s one thing that you’d love to do but can’t?
I looooove music and dancing (hip hop like, not ballroom). But I really am not good at it. Hasn’t really stopped me- I took a hip hop class a few years ago. And now love doing Zumba 3 times a week.
Much to my kids chagrin. They try to make me stop (unsuccessfully).
Q: Any hidden talents?
I can make my fingers and hips pop out of place. Sounds about as exciting as it actually is.
Q: When and how did you learn to sew?
I pretend learned when I was in high school with my mom. My mom is a fabulous sewer but I wasn’t the easiest student. So I really learned a couple of years ago when I took lessons from a local teacher.
Q: What made you decide to start a blog?
I had a family blog for awhile and thought it was fun when people other than family somehow found it. I started posting crafty ideas and it was taking over my family blog. So I started 30days to post projects I wanted to make for Christmas.
Q: What are your 3 favorite projects that you’ve posted on your blog?
Q: What’s the most difficult thing that you have made and posted on your blog? How long did it take you? Any sewing machines thrown out the window?
I would say the most time consuming that I’ve posted is my Updated Family Tree project that I did for my parents. It wasn’t necessarily difficult but it took a long time. I did it over a week’s time.
Q: Last craft fail
Which one? Yesterday? The day before that? I think I have more fails than successes really.
Q: What fabric do you WISH you had lots and lots of?
Hmmm anything Heather Bailey, Ana Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, Sarah Jane.
Q: What fabric in your stash can you not bring yourself to cut up?
I haven’t bought any fabric for awhile because I once I acknowledged I have a fabric addiction, I knew I needed to cut back. But I love still have a few stacks of Heather Bailey fabric I don’t want to cut into.
Q: What’s the next thing on your sewing “to do” list?
ANYTHING. I took a break from sewing for awhile. I’m anxious to jump back in. Probably some gifts for Christmas.
Q: Describe your perfect day.
Sleep in. My kids don’t fight about getting hair done or teeth brushed before dropping them off at school. Go to the gym to take a Zumba class. Eat my favorite breakfast- almond croissant with a giant Dr. Pepper (haven’t had it in a few months). Have a few hours of uninterrupted crafting where everything goes just as planned in my mind. Eat lunch with my best friends. Go shopping alone and pick out whatever I feel like and it fits just so. An afternoon nap. Take the kids for a drive to the beach after school. Dinner at a favorite restaurant with Josh. OR make a favorite dinner at home and have someone else do all the dishes! Watch favorite tv shows while working on an embroidery project or read a really good book before going to bed.
Not a lot to ask for, right?