Crafty Kids: Meet Julia

 
 Union Studio table at a craft show

Union Studio table at a craft show

The best part of craft shows is chatting to people who love all the same things I do; I get to meet other vendors and makers, and talk to customers who love handmade things. 

I can't remember when I first met Julia and her mom, but they soon became people I looked forward to seeing markets and craft fairs. I gave Julia the nickname "My Best Customer".  Julia is super crafty- and she REALLY loves paper dolls. It is fun to hear what she is up to whenever I see her.  I think Julia is so great,  and you should read below to learn more about her. 

 

Briana: What was your first paper doll? 

Julia: When I first found Union Studio, I liked all the paper dolls but I could get only two, so my first two dolls were "Nutcracker" and "Jessie the Fox Maiden", who are both two of my favourite dolls. 

 "Nutcracker" Paper Doll Kit by Union Studio

"Nutcracker" Paper Doll Kit by Union Studio

B: What  is your current favourite paper doll? 

J: How could I choose just one? I think  right now my two favourites are Julie from "Mittens for Jessie" and the Jessie from "The Fox Maiden". I like these two so much because their stories go well together, and their designs and patterns on the clothes are so beautifully made. 

B: What is your favourite craft to do? 

J: My favourite crafts right now are sewing and mending things, friendship bracelets and origami. But anything having to do with paper, I will enjoy. 

 Julia's beautiful Fairy House made of paper !!! 

Julia's beautiful Fairy House made of paper !!! 

B: If you could learn any type of craft or take any type of fun art class what would it be? 

J: I would love to learn how to paint with watercolours and learn some watercolour techniques. 

B: What other things do you like to do besides crafting? 

J: Besides crafting, I like to play my ukulele and take photos with my camera. 

 Some of Julia's paints. 

Some of Julia's paints. 

 Part of Julia's crafting corner 

Part of Julia's crafting corner 

B: What are your favourite subjects in school? 

J: My favourite subjects in school are Art and Math. 

B: What do you want to be when you grow up? 

J: When I grow up I want to be an artist or an art teacher.  Basically if I'm teaching, I'll be happy.  

B: If you were a paper doll kit, what would your outfits or accessories be, what would your pet be? 

J: If I were a paper doll, my clothes would be very colourful and some would be "the colour it yourself ones" like the Nutcracker's Dresses. Some of the accessories would be a painting set or a camera. My pet cats would be included: Emma, Athena, Karl and Willow. 

 Briana and Julia at Dartmouth Makers Market

Briana and Julia at Dartmouth Makers Market

Julia agreed to be my first "Crafty Kids" Interview, and I am so happy she said "Yes!" If you know someone who is a crafty kid, Or if you have any story to share about paper dolls, send me a note! 

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