Aside from those very positive attributes, she's quite crafty and has a growing Etsy shop. When she contacted me about doing a giveaway, I was honored to help out. But before we get to that, I thought I'd interview Kashoan a bit and give you all a glimpse of the gal behind the shop.
How long have you been crafting, what made you start, and what type of craft did you start with?
I can remember doing small crafts as a kid and loving it. I have a ceramic puppy that I made in kindergarten. I painted him brown and carefully did his little tongue red. This is still at my Mom's house, it was a gift to her. I'm thinking I should take this back. :)
How has your crafting changed over the years?
My crafting has improved dramatically. In fact, I might be able to start a craft fail blog with old pictures. Some "lovely" projects include: modge podging a teddy bear puzzle, framing it, and hanging it; placing a kitchen towel in an embroidery hoop, gluing ribbon on the outside of the hoop, and adding a bow at the top. Those are just a couple of the great ones. No autographs please.
Who or what is your biggest creative influence?
Growing up, my Grandma Houghtelling loved to craft. She always made the best stuff for everyone at Christmas. She is great with a sewing machine. I always admired this as a kid. One summer, she taught me how to do a hook rug. I've been doing some sort of crafting since.
What is your favorite form of craft and why?
I'm known for trying new crafts all the time. I get bored doing the same thing over and over. Right now, I'm really into knitting, It helps me calm the urge to snack or beat my children, and I get a cute scarf when I'm done.
What's next on your list of things to try?
I'm getting ready to try a project from a book called Eco Craft. I'm a big fan of recycling, I try to reuse what I can, and this book has some cool projects.
Thanks Kashoan, for letting me snoop through your crafty past a bit. And I must say, I kinda want to see a picture of the dish towel in the embroidery hoop.
Now for the giveaway.
The Krafty Kash Etsy shop is heavily focused on accessories right now because as Kashoan puts it, "I like to wear very simple clothes like jeans and a black tee shirt and then spice it up with something fun like jewelry, a scarf, or a funky barrette."
Kashoan wants to pass her style on to one lucky reader by generously offering a button ring and a rosette hair clip from her Khloe collection. Just pop on over to the shop then come back here and leave a comment telling us what you like, and you'll be entered to win. A winner will be announced on Friday.