Interview on Craft Boom + baby news!

on March 19 | in Interviews + Profiles | by | with 52 Comments

I have to thank Lisa for interviewing me on her Craft Boom blog!  It is such an incredible honor to be listed along with the amazing crafters, bloggers, and sewists in her “Crafting Heroes” series.  You may know Lisa from her U-Handbag store and blog.  If you haven’t already, you must also check out Craft Boom–it is a terrific resource for marketing your art and craft business.  Lisa has a thousand great ideas to start, promote and grow your small business, as do her guests.  Don’t miss it!

The funny thing about the interview is that I realized I scooped myself on announcing my pregnancy!  I had been meaning to do it on the SMS blog, but I kept putting it off.  I usually don’t use this site to talk about my personal life, but I consider so many of my customers and blog visitors friends, that it would be wrong not to share my joy, right?  I am currently 26 weeks and expecting a girl in June.  A sister for my lovely Lola.

It was a long, hard road to conception for us.  For those of you struggling with infertility, I understand how difficult these unexpected announcements on your blogroll can be.  Please know that I fully appreciate, with every ounce of me, how very, very lucky we are.  Sending plenty of baby vibes your way.

So there you have it!   Please do go check out Craft Boom and thank you, friends, for all your support.



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52 Responses to Interview on Craft Boom + baby news!

  1. Viv says:

    Congrats!! And great interview. I too am in awe at the great way you use your blog to enhance your business.

  2. Lisa Clarke says:

    Wonderful news – congratulations!

  3. Jessie says:

    Congratulations, Kristin!!!!

  4. Eileen says:

    Congratulations!!! That’s fantastic news! You will enjoy it

  5. Becky says:

    Congratulations on both the interview and your pregnancy!

  6. LisaC says:

    Thanks for the craft website! I am trying to branch out of the sewing room!

  7. Heather says:

    Wonderful interview!! and…congratulations on your pregnancy!

  8. Congratulations!! How exciting!

  9. mo says:

    That is fantastic!! Congratulations! What a lovely month to have a baby in.

  10. EmmyLizzy says:

    I too felt some anguish in opening this post, but thanks for your gentle words towards those struggling with infertility. Congratulations all the same – I know that little girl will be truly loved.

  11. curegirl0421 says:

    CONGRATS!!! It’s so hard sometimes, so good for you.

  12. Crisanne says:

    Congrats on your baby. It’s amazing how many people struggle with 2nd/3rd fertilities. You were very kind with your words. FWIW, the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a great source for understanding how your body works. Certainly won’t solve all problems, but it gives a nice background of information.

  13. Tammy says:

    Congratulations, Kristen! And echoing the statements others have made, thank you for your consideration and kind words regarding infertility. I almost did not open the whole post, but I’ve very glad I did. Your words took the sting from the announcement.

  14. Renee says:

    Congrats! Wishing you a safe, healthy pregnancy. I know the pains of waiting and waiting and watching the world go by while you wait and wait more…… We were fortunate too – have a 3.5 year old. We’ll never forget the trip getting here.

    I love your blog even more because of your sensitive nature! (and the projects, of course!)

  15. Kristin says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news! Off ot read your interview now.

  16. Kate says:

    What a great thing to do! I LOVE it! 🙂

  17. Amanda says:

    Sounds wonderful! My sister and I want to open a shop where we sell hand made and home baked items (when we get older)! 😀

  18. etk says:

    That is so exciting! Congratulations!

  19. meg says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news!

  20. Amy says:

    Congratulations! Girls are so much fun – i have 3, 7 1/2, 4, 2 1/2 and a little boy born on Summer Solstice last year. Enjoy your pregnancy and the transition, with your girls.

  21. Katie says:

    Congratulations!!! That’s fantastic news 🙂

  22. Amy W says:

    Great interview! Congratulations on the new baby girl!

  23. zannestar says:

    Oh! This is such wonderful news! The interview is really, really wonderful. You and your creative vision and passion are a true inspiration. Thank you!

  24. Erin S. says:

    Congratulations on your wonderful news! You’re a few weeks ahead of me — I’m having my second boy in July. I’ll be thinking of you. All the best!

  25. Mary says:

    Congratulations, Kristin!

  26. Sarah says:

    Yay Kristen! That is wonderful news. And congrats on the interview!

  27. Libby says:

    Congratulations. What a wonderful blessing, another little girl. (Boys are wonderful blessings too!)

  28. debra says:

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!! Best of luck!!

  29. Amy says:

    Oh congrats! We are currently trying and have been for only a very short time, but I just hope we don’t have to wait too long! Sooooo excited for you!

  30. Sarah says:

    That is fantastic news! We emailed briefly last fall and I wondered if you had found success. I’m not far behind you — I’ll be 24 weeks on Friday.

    Congratulations again!

  31. Andi says:

    I only just discovered your store and blog a few weeks ago and have spent hours catching up on what I have been missing! For someone thinking of starting her own business your interview was inspiring and informative. Thanks for all you have contributed to the sewing world with this awesome web-site! And congrats on the exciting baby news too!

  32. Michelle says:

    Congratulations! Wishing you all the best.

  33. Christine says:

    Congratulations! And the interview was great. Good going girl!!

  34. katy says:

    yay for you!!! And thanks for leading me to that GREAT blog!!

    Congrats on 2 girls – you can’t do better than that. I have 2 also, ages 4 and 1 1/2

  35. Mellissa says:

    Congratulations, that is wonderful news!

  36. Julie says:

    Congrats! I had a June baby last year — it’s a great time to have a baby.

  37. danielle says:

    congrats, and I just wanted to say that I think it is so nice that you are mindful of those struggling with infertility. It’s not something that I am personally dealing with, and I think that until I had close friends who were, it would not even have occurred to me to be sensitive to that. Anyway, I love your site. Thanks for sharing!

  38. Concha says:

    First of all, congratulations!! I hope you have a safe, pleasant pregnancy.
    I loved reading your interview on CraftBoom: after reading and buying from Sew, Mama, Sew for so long, it’s nice to finally meet Kristin! 🙂

  39. michal says:

    congradulations, Kristin! these are great news. i’m so very happy for you.

  40. Megan says:

    Such exciting news! Congrats.

  41. Annika says:

    Congratulations!! Two girls, how wonderful!

  42. Gretchen Bradley says:

    Congratulations on your baby! Thanks for the interview link. It is a very interesting interview. It’s cool to put a face behind SMS!

  43. Carolyn says:

    Congratulations! A new baby girl! Those two little sisters are going to have the best time together.

  44. janet says:

    Thanks for letting us know about Craft Boom. I think i’ll be spending a lot of time at that web site! Congratulations on your baby on the way!

  45. Amber says:

    You are just so incredible! Your interview is great! And so is your blog….you really go above and beyond – your generosity is amazing!
    And congratulations! How wonderful for you – I love the sweet picture of you and your daughter at Craft boom! Wishing you all the best!!

  46. Jen says:

    Congratulations! Wonderful news!

  47. Liz says:

    Congratulations! I hope the rest of your pregnancy, labor, delivery and getting to know your new baby girl are wonderful, joyous and full of great memories.

  48. Florence says:

    I read your interview yesterday – and really enjoyed it.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy, and I also just wanted to say how very sensitive and lovely what you wrote to others was.


  49. Teresa says:

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! By the way, I absolutely love your blog. I have done several of the projects you post and check back daily to see what else I just have to try out!

  50. Collette says:


    It’s really considerate of you to acknowledge those with infertility problems. Thank you. Our infertility struggles ended recently with a sweet, oh-so-cute baby boy. However someone gets there, it’s pretty wonderful!

  51. Lisa Lam says:

    Thank you again for agreeing to be interviewed Kristin. I came across your lovely shop and blog last year and I was so impressed by them straight away, so ever since I’ve been a BIG fan of what you do! And thanks for your kind words about CraftBoom!

    It’s obvious that you put a lot of hard work into your shop and your blog to make your readers and your customers feel special, so of course they will be friends who are delighted at your news. Congratulations on your new little one, I’m sure she will be absolutely gorgeous if her Mum and big sister are anything to go by. 🙂


  52. Kathleen says:

    Congratulations Kristin! What wonderful news 🙂

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