Happy Maker Monday! Meet Roeshel, the blogger behind DIY Show Off and our featured Michaels Maker today. Lover of DIY and eclectic decorating, Roeshel shares the transformation of an old fixer upper farmhouse with budget friendly DIY decorating and home improvement stories, before and after room makeovers and fun craft ideas. Roeshel encourages readers to “do-it-yourself” and create a beautiful home filled with personalization and love as well as offers DIY fans an opportunity to “show off” their DIY projects.
1. When did you start crafting?
I’ve been crafting ever since I was a little girl. I loved to keep busy by being creative – some things never change!
2. Describe your ideal environment to create a craft project.
The ideal environment for me to create a project is in my craft room, although it’s more likely that my crafty ideas and creative work explodes all over the dining room table.
3. What is your favorite type of craft?
Handmade gifts, crafts for entertaining and seasonal home decor are my favorite types of crafts.
4. What craft tool can you not live without?
I can’t live without my hot glue gun… or scissors… or vinyl cutter… or sewing machine… or paint brushes. Did I mention I’m indecisive?
5. What inspires your blog posts?
Transforming our old house into our forever home inspires most of my blog posts. It’s my life-sized, real-life doll house.
6. What project have you always dreamed of doing, but haven’t tackled yet?
Getting photos printed and organized into photo albums and scrapbooks is always on my to-do list. But because it feels overwhelming, it always gets pushed back down on the priority list, making it even more overwhelming. One of these days! Er…months!
7. What project are you most proud of?
There’s such a fine line between DIY and craft projects for me. And most of the time, it’s whatever I just finished working on. I get so giddy and excited – it’s my favorite project until the next project is complete. But my favorite project ‘craft-wise’ in the past year would be my pipe cleaner Christmas tree bell ornaments.
8. What project was your biggest craft fail?
Is knitting a craft? I just can’t seem to get the hang of it!
9. Describe your craft style.
My craft style is identical to my decorating style – fickle. I just do what I love, sometimes rustic, sometimes modern, sometimes vintage, sometimes traditional.
10. What is your favorite craft trend right now?
Right now I love crafts with succulents! Doesn’t everyone?
11. Who is your favorite person to craft with?
Crafting is a great way to spend time with my girls!