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Anna Interview

In the Hot Seat: Sarah Hurley

Jo Austin

Q1. Have you always been creative?

yes, ever since I can remember! I come from a creative family.

Q2. What is the first thing you can recall making as a child and who was it for?

I made a pen pot in the shape of a castle out of toilet roll holders for my Grandad’s desk at work, it was the source of family entertainment for YEARS!

Q3. What did you want to be when you ‘grew up’?

I wanted to work for MI5

Q4. Why/when did you decide you could make a living out of crafting?

Six years ago when I had almost finished my legal and forensics training and got made redundant from a job at the same time, I realised that I wasn’t suited to being serious all day and I’m not very good at keeping secrets after a glass of wine! I decided to try something I loved while I decided what to do next, it’s kept me very busy ever since!

Q5. Do you have any other hobbies?

I love reading and video games, I could quite happily play on my xBox for hours!

Q6. What craft item can you not live without?

It’s a tough choice between glitter and my Silhouette, I’d probably choose my Silhouette.

Q7. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take 5 items, what would they be – and why?

my fiance and my dog Fuzzybutt would be first, then my mermaid blanket (I could stay cosy and be a mermaid at the same time!), a colouring book and pencils and earl grey tea.

Q8. What’s your biggest ambition in life?

To have a big house full of dogs, I'd love to take in rescues and give them love and have them running around all day, that would be perfect!

Q9. What’s been the highlight of your crafting life so far?

Opening my L.A. office last year

Q10. Any advice for beginners?

Try everything you can, experimenting is so much fun and it’s how the best projects begin!