Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Feature: Mrs. Polly Rogers


She's a homemaker, mother, wife and most especially, a crafter. She began crafting at age 3, when her mother introduced her to embroidery. A few years later, while living in Switzerland, Polly learned to knit. 

Mrs. Polly Rogers

Polly has been fascinated with all art forms made by hand her entire life. She always thought "I can do that!"

The unique appeal about Polly is her perspective. She lives in 1956, a slower, more analogue time with pretty clothes, atomic mid-century design and the charm of a small town life.

Glass Balls Wreath

With Polly's charisma shining through her easy to follow tutorials and fun-to-watch videos, she will easily become one of your favorite crafters. 

What inspired you to start Mrs. Polly Rogers?

It's an off-shoot of who I am. I make projects and design my house constantly. And my friends invite me to their houses to help them do the same thing.

I love making and inventing pretty objects and I love to share how do it. I think everyone can make wonderful things for themselves and their homes. There's nothing more inspiring to create a fantastic accessory out of an item slated for the trash bin!

We all know that coming up with D.I.Y. project ideas can be challenging. What inspires your creativity?

Absolutely everything inspires me! A movie, a piece of art, the way two colors come together in a photo shoot, something VERY expensive that I couldn't possibly afford -- but know I could make. My mind is always abuzz with the next 30 projects.

What are your favorite hobbies?

I'm not sure if I have a favorite, but I love all handwork that takes advantage of something small and insignificant and make it into something amazing and fantastic.

What is the one thing you want people to walk away with when they visit your site?

That for very little money and a few skills, you can make almost anything to improve the quality of your environment, and that can absolutely improve your outlook. A beautiful environment can change your perspective on life.

I encourage my viewers to take any of my projects and make them their own. Change them up and add their own signature. My motto is, "I can do that! And you can, too!"

And you can.

Here are a few projects from Mrs. Polly Rogers.

Make Bottle Brush Trees Look Vintage


You Can Do Needle Felting!


Bubble Scarves


Connect with Polly on her website here and be sure to follow her on:

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Happy crafting, 1956 style!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the lovely interview Ben Franklin Crafts!
    Fondly,
    Polly

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