1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
We met and got married in college – that’s a story for another time. We have one son who is the center of our universe. In our “other lives” Jennifer teaches piano, and John is a high school math teacher – we guess teaching (through patterns or classes) is something we just can’t get away from!
2. What are your favorite projects to design?
Children’s toys are so much fun to design! There is so much freedom, and the possibilities really are endless. We have more ideas for projects than we will ever have time to design – the hard part is always choosing which one to take on next.
3. What is your favorite thing you have made for yourself? For someone else?
For our son’s first birthday we wanted to make him a quiet book. We looked around, but couldn’t find anything quite right – something with activities and moving parts that a one-year-old would be interested in. We set to work designing one called “Buggy for You,” and CopyCrafts was born. That quiet book is still one of our favorite projects.
4. What is your favorite season/holiday to decorate for?
All of them! It’s fun to celebrate and enjoy whatever season we’re currently in.
5. What DIY tips or tricks would you like to share with customers?
That’s a tough one, because there are so many. In general we would say to anyone thinking of taking on a new project or skill – be brave! Just go for it believing that it will turn out great. We have a lot of friends who come to us nervous to start something new, afraid something will go wrong and their project will be ruined. In our experience, something will go wrong – the finished project is rarely exactly like the picture in your head – but if you’re committed and creative you’ll come up with some way to make it work and you’ll love the end result even if it isn’t the perfect vision you had in your head.
6. Any other interests or hobbies?
We love family time! We love to read books together, watch movies, go on walks, travel, and just be together.
7: Do you have a favorite quote?
“The only true gift is a portion of thyself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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