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Joanna Spicer’s ceramics will have you weak at the knees! The LA YouTube star and artist shares why she loves creating with her hands, her crochet blanket obsession and what she’s been making in quarantine!

Tell us, why do you craft? 

I really like working with my hands. I fidget a lot and I always have to be doing something with my hands, so I might as well get a blanket or something cute out of it.

How do you express yourself through making?

For me, I don't really like to match. I love mixing a bunch of colours together that make me happy and somehow they manage to work together well.

What's rocking your craft world right now? 

I'm obsessed with crocheting blankets. I don't know if it's because I actually love blankets or because I don't know how to crochet anything else, but I really enjoy it. They take a long time and so it feels really rewarding to then be able to cozy up with it on the couch after.

So, what's next on the making-agenda?

Probably ANOTHER blanket, let's be honest. 

It's been a strange time! Has quarantine shifted your focus?

In quarantine I haven't been feeling very motivated to do the things that I would normally be doing. I've mainly been focusing on keeping busy and doing things that bring me joy. My mom taught me to crochet when I was young and I've been doing it off and on ever since. It's nice to get back to simpler things as opposed to constant stimulation by electronics. Though I do crochet in front of the tv, but that's necessary!

It's nice to get back to simpler things as opposed to constant stimulation by electronics.

What I'm making right now

I'm really bad at following patterns, or any instructions for that matter, but I am loosely following this chevron blanket pattern. Colours TBD! I like to just see what happens as I go.

My stash essentials

Make like Joanna and crochet a blanket!