Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Craft Blog focus - Sarah Jackman Reed

Sarah Jackman Read

Favorite craft?
card making

How long have you been crafting?
I've been doing creative things all my life, I started crafting in 2006 when I started my soft furnishing business,  there was a craft shop next door and all the lovely goodies lured me in! Work and life became very busy and I stopped for a while but got the urge to start again about 18 months ago and now I can't stop!

Do you have a blog?
Yes, it's

What made you start blogging about your hobby?
I wanted to have a go at the Docrafts blog challenge so set up my blog so I could do that. I'm also looking for a career change and very much want to become a freelance designer and I thought blogging would be another outlet for my work to be seen.

Who has inspired you in the craft world?
I remember seeing Becky James doing a demonstration on the Isle of Wight years ago and really loving how clever she was with techniques, always finding something a little bit quirky to do with her stash and I definitely aspire to that.

Do you belong to any craft group on social media?
Besides Craft Blogging Central, I'm a member of Docrafts and Docrafts Creativity club which is brilliant for free downloads and inspiration.

Do you take part in craft challenges or on any design teams?
I love a craft challenge,me! I like to enter Jill's Challenge on the Docrafts site and also the Docrafts blog challenge as I know I win some lovely Docrafts goodies! I would absolutely love to be on a design team, I'm definitely up for that amazing opportunity should anyone wish to consider me!

Where do you craft?
I craft in my workroom at home. I have a large cutting table and a good sized ironing table with my crafting goodies underneath, waiting to come out when work is finished! There's plenty of space to spread out. My husband calls it my "Playroom" when the crafting starts!

When do you find time to craft?
I always find time at the weekends for crafting and the odd evening  if I'm lucky. I'm currently trying to keep Fridays free from work so I can pursue my change in career.

Favorite Stash?
Absolutely anything Docrafts, although I'm also partial to a bit of Stampin' Up.

If you could nominate one person for a Crafters Bloggers Central Award who would it be?
Becky James


  1. Great interview and what a fab "play room". Enjoyed reading more about Sarah.

    Linda xxx

  2. Fabulous interview. Great craft space.

  3. Thanks guys!!! Much appreciated xxx

  4. I wanna come play :) I have that expectation of when the oldest moves out, she's only 12, then I can do some remodelling in her bedroom!

  5. Haha can't you send her off to boarding school and steal her room? Lol xx