Q & A with our newest addition – Fiona Michelon

If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you would have heard that we’ve got a special addition to our already fabulous Dailylike Design Team! We are super excited to be welcoming Fiona Michelon from Craft Hunter to our little family.

Fiona Michelon - Craft Hunter

Her project style – beautiful, yet simple and achievable. We love it and we’re itching to see what she brings us for her her very first project. Can’t wait that long? Make sure you check out Fiona’s blog for (in her words) lots of happy DIY ideas and creative inspo. There’s lot of goodness already waiting to be made.

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And finally – in true new-design-team-member style, we got busy interviewing Fiona so we could bring you all the goss on our latest addition.  Read on as Fiona gives us some insight into what lead her down the creative path and what’s in store for the creative playground that is Craft Hunter.

What is your favourite part about crafting?
Shopping for supplies! I love finding new boutique paper stores or spending hours in Spotlight buying supplies I may never use. It’s also the downtime that crafting provides that I love. By day I’m also the director of PR site Press Loft which keeps me nice and busy so crafting is a chance to step away from the computers and phones and get creative with my hands. Making stuff soothes the soul (unless it’s a DIY which requires power tools, then it’s just down-right exhilarating!)

What is your first or favourite childhood memory of getting crafty?
I was always a creative kid and had a crack at things like cross stitch and knitting here and there (much to my Nanna’s excitement) but, just like now days, it was always the quick and easy projects that I enjoyed the most – like painting up a plaster statue or making collages for my school book covers. I always loved decorating and re-arranging my room too – I’m pretty sure we painted my bedroom at least 3 times before I was 12 including a delightful shade of dark aqua blue (my poor parents)

How would you describe your crafting style?
I’m definitely drawn to modern, trend-led designs, usually with lots of happy colour and geometric shapes. I especially love making things for my own home lately, or decorations for parties. I’m all about simple DIY projects that anyone can achieve, whether they consider themselves to be crafty or not.

Where would we likely find you in your downtime?
Trawling through op shops or markets, brunching by the water, taking photos or going for long drives with my lover to escape the city noise.

What is your most inspiring quote?
Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn then always be a unicorn.

What’s next? Any exciting plans in the pipeline for 2014 and beyond?
Who knows! Since starting my blog just late last year it’s been a bit of a crazy whirlwind full of amazing creative opportunities. I hope to continue contributing for a few magazines, grow Craft Hunter, hone my photography skills and just see where this happy journey takes me. I recently moved out with my boyfriend too so I’m really excited to decorate our new apartment with handmade and up-cycled pieces.

Want more Craft Hunter action?  Follow Fiona’s creative adventures on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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