I realized that I jumped right in to my new job as Artists Life editor without a formal introduction. Howdy my name is Jennifer Perkins and I’ll be your friendly guide here at Craft Gossip interviewing some of my favorite crafters, designers, artists and also pointing you to some of the best and most informative interviews on the net. I have been a big fan of the Craft Gossip network for some time and was oh so happy to be invited on board as an editor!
I just so happen to be a bit craft obsessed so I feel like that makes me a pretty good candidate for the job. I have run my online jewelry shop Naughty Secretary Club and blog by the same name for years and have met many crafters along the way. I am also a member of the Austin Craft Mafia which makes me not only buddies with Craft Gossip’s new knitting editor Vickie Howell, but a slew of other crafty ladies via the craft mafia network. I co-produce Austin’s largest fashion show and craft bazaar called Stitch. For the past 5 years we have had vendors come in from Canada, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle and more exposing me to and putting me in contact with yet more possible interview subjects. Oh and I also host a show on the DIY Network & HGTV called Craft Lab where every episode I get to hang out with a new and exciting crafter who you just might one day find interviewed right here on this very blog.
Since this is after all a blog about interviews with crafters I leave you with the links to a few I have done that might help you get to know me a little better. In the meantime I hope you enjoy this new and exciting addition to the Craft Gossip network. I try to ask fun and informative questions that allow you to take something away to possibly inspire you, help you further your own craft business or sometimes just pass the time.