and her blog: www.CaliforniaCraftyMama.blogspot.com
Aviva, is from San Jose, California. and a SAHM (stay-at-home mom) getting crafty in her "spare time"! She says about her spare time: "Mostly after the kids' bedtimes and into the wee hours, that is. I pay a lot of attention to detail and offer my crafty creations for affordable prices, because I just have so much fun doing it!"
How did you decide on your shop name?
I hosted a jewelry-making night for my Mom’s Group, and someone called me a “Crafty Mama”… and it stuck!
When did you start crafting?
I never thought of myself as a creative person, but I took a class on jewelry-making 6 years ago and was instantly hooked. I had the bead fever! Then when my daughter was born, I wanted to try my hand at making my own hair clips for her. I quickly caught a case of ribbon fever and my supplies multiplied, so I started selling them to keep up my habit! I love making accessories for her, and the best part is that she loves it too. Now she requests the clips that Mommy made!
Are there other crafts you would like to try?
I think the next thing I’d like to get more into is sewing. My talent in this area is pretty much limited to sewing buttons on my husband’s shirts, so I think the next step is taking a class!
What or who inspires you?
Oh everything! On a practical level, I’d have to say my daughter’s wardrobe, since she likes things that match (she even likes her M&Ms to match!) I also get color combination ideas from nature, just being outside at the park or even the supermarket!
Do you have a day job?
A very full-time one- raising two little kiddies! I’m a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful children, and I love it so much! It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but the most worthwhile and rewarding!
What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
I love the ladybug bow pictured here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26008376
It was the first time I used a patterned ribbon outside of polka dots and stripes, and I just love the color combination of the crisp red and black ladybugs on the light pink background. It’s such a fun bow, I really want to wear one too!