Sunday, 6 July 2008

Blog Interview: Scodioli

Name: Jodi Scodioli

Company/Etsy Site:

Website: None, but you can view my past work on Flickr, (look for the "Little Projects" set of photos).

Location: Kansas

How long has your Etsy shop been open?
Since October 07

How did you get into crafting?
I've always been a crafter. I have to distract myself with projects at all times! I can't just "do nothing".

How did Etsy come into your life?
A friend told me about it, and I've been hopelessly devoted, as a seller and a buyer, ever since!

What was your involvement in the crafting world before stumbling upon Etsy?
I've been making books since college, the only difference is that now I can sell them rather than unloading them on my friends at Christmas

Do you have a day job?
I'm a graphic designer for an in-house design firm.

Tell us about your shop: Does anyone help you?
I constantly brainstorm with my boyfriend/roommate about potential books and other projects. He's a huge help. And my five-year-old is very supportive.

What advice would you give to newbies on Etsy or in the crafting world?
Take beautiful, detailed photos of your work! Not only does it help sell the piece, you'll eventually have a great portfolio of work to show off.

What's the most challenging part of your crafting?
I wish I could devote more time to etsy. With the day job, the boyfriend, the kid, two dogs and four hermit crabs, I'm running ragged!

Do you show your work locally?
Maybe I should start! I could try to sell them at a little coffee shop or something.

Famous last words?

How did you get interested in bookmaking?
A bookbinding course was actually required for my degree in graphics. Lucky me!!!

How long have you been crafting? Bookmaking?
I've been crafting forever, making books for about five years.

What is your favorite stitch/technique?
I like to do a long stitch with chain link at the head and tail. That's my favorite to sew.
I also love Japanese stab binding too but I tend to break a lot of needles.
And I'm just starting to do the coptic stitch again - seems to be very popular right now.

What is the one tool or supply that you couldn't live without?
Paper!!!! Paper paper paper oh how I love it!

Materials you use for your books?
Various ephemera, and any pretty patterned paper that catches my eye. I like to use Mr. French for the meat of my books.

What inspires you?
A visit to the flea market or antique store.

Who is your crafting hero?
Anyone who can successfully support themselves with their etsy shop!

Guilty pleasure?
70's soul music. And chain-smoking in the garage.

submitted by Barbara, of moonbindery

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Cool, the x-ray book is great!