Welcome! My name is Heather Joy. My passion for being creative began earlier than I can remember. I love all things involved with home decor, vintage, fabric, and paper. Through blogging, I hope to inspire you to craft.
I want to do more styling ofpersonalities than interior design. But right now, I've been taking a lot of interior design clients. In the future I'd love to step this back. I would love to have a show that's a lot more realitybased, more about personality and less of a before and after show.Brain and I would love to buy a fixer-upper house, it would be greatfor that to be a show. In a perfect world it would be Martha Stewartmeets Rachel Zoe show. I'm not in a rush, you have to earn in!
I commend you for your blogpost awhile ago about stepping back and prioritizing. We get it, it's crazydoing everything!
Yeah, I need to step back from otherthings, not the blog. I love the blog. The blog just doesn't pay, Ineed to change that and I can change that. I need to re-prioritizeit. Everyone else is making money off of their blog, why am I not? I'mgoing to try and give it full mental energy to figuring that out andless to interior designing. It's so fun waking up to blogging.
Do you feel like this conference hashelped you know the first steps to making money through your blog?
Yeah, not so much the seminars, buttalking to people, and everyone is very supportive and giving awayinformation. Right now, I'm doing market ads, managing those isreally time consuming, they are not making much money, but they aretaking a lot of my time. I've learned that there are other thingsthat I should be doing that is a lot easier!
Since I'm a craft blog, I know that youare pretty crafty, what is your favorite craft to make?
For myself, I have always made my ownhome dec pillows. I do love collaging, gold and copper leafing, andsewing. I could gold leaf everything. I was a decoupaging queen for a few years...I found a photo ofsomething I decoupaged in my early twenties. I'm planning on bloggingabout it, it is awesome, it's terrible, but it's awesome. I threw itaway and it's one of the biggest regrets of my life.
I don't do much crafting anymore. Ifeel like you have to be really good at it for it not to look DIY'ed,I don't want it to look amateur. I don't have time to make myselfgood at it. I love pottery and I took a pottery class, but learnedit's really hard. You can't just phone it in. You can't be good ateverything and so I'm not going to try some things. I'd rather buy from people who are professional.
I know that you are a big fan of the Bachelor, as am I. Who do you think will win the Bachelor, Ben?
Kasie B, there is something I like about her.
I'm fearful of the model, Courtney, butI think she might take it.
She could. Also, she is kind of crazy,guys are pretty attracted to girls that are. So I think it's between,Casey or Courtney. I really like Ben, I was excited when he wasannounced. He does seem relatively normal.
Again, Thank you so much Emily! I really appreciate you giving up your time.