Well hi there! My name is Kathryn, and I’m the editor of AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com. I actually started here as an intern, so you’ll find my handiwork on sites like AllFreeHolidayCrafts, FaveQuilts, and FaveCrafts (I’m everywhere!). I was born and raised in the northern suburbs of little old Wheeling, Illinois and still live there with plenty of relatives close by. I’m a family girl with two amazing parents, 3 of the best brothers a girl could ask for, and a chocolate lab named Hershey who I can always find underfoot (or near my food). I recently graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in English Literature, and I’m so happy that I get to share my love of all things artsy and craftsy with you all.
Between myself and three other children, there needed to be a lot of activity to keep us occupied. Both my mother and one of my aunts (who showed me how to make my first Christmas ornament) were teachers, so I learned a lot about using anything and everything from them. My brothers and I spent our afternoons turning cardboard boxes into TVs and making as much of a mess as possible. I also was a Girl Scout for 8 years and a student with tons of projects that required creative thinking. A lot of last minute trips to craft stores really made their impression. When I work on projects, I like to look at unrelated objects and figure out how to put them together, or how pieces of something can be reinvented when you break them away from where they originally came from.
I’m a fan of anything artistic and entertaining. I’m a bit of a pop culture buff, I try to keep up with fashion, and love learning and connecting with new cultures and people around the world. I’ve always got to have noise from a music player or the TV, with my favorite shows and movies always being cartoons (total nerd here). I love animals, especially doggies and owls. I’m also very passionate about dance, with my favorite currently being ballroom (try it!).
Since I’m all over the craft sites these days, I’d like to show you some of my favorite projects. Enjoy!
- Bear or Doll Holiday Sweater
- Handmade Ceramic Art Tile
- Beaded White Ballet Dress
- Drink Inspired Glass Coasters
- Easy Log Cabin Quilt Block
- Crazed Angry Birds Blanket
- Floating Squares Stroller Blanket
- Maple Leaf Applique Block