13 Creative Geniuses Who Inspired Us in 2013

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We just published our first Creative Genius post of 2014 (meet Emily Jeffords), which got us thinking: How many Creative Geniuses did we introduce you to last year? It’s 13, to be exact — 13 in 2013. Coincidence? Well, yes, but it’s still a reason to celebrate. The Creative Genius series on Made + Remade features fabulous DIYers and makers who inspire us. Below are the 13 awesome people you met in 2013 — from a sewing rock star to a furniture designer to a butter sculptor (yeah, you saw that right). If this lineup is any indication of what’s ahead, we’re all in for some fun times in 2014! Maybe 14 of them …

The Rock Star: Ariel

Ariel of Icon for Hire Michele found out how a rock star got into sewing. Get sewing and style advice from Ariel of “Icon for Hire.”

The Radical: Wendy Tremayne

wendy tremayne

Hannah interviewed Wendy Tremayne, who left the city life to experiment with sustainable living and has lived to write about it. Learn 6 lessons from Wendy’s “Good Life Lab.”

The Decorator: Danielle Benson

Danielle Benson

Decor blogger Danielle Benson is a self-proclaimed fabric hoarder. Go fabric shopping with Danielle.

The Sculptor: Linda Christensen

Linda ChristensenKelly talked butter with longtime Minnesota State Fair butter sculptor Linda Christensen, seen above in 1972. Check out Linda’s latest works of art.

The Baker: Erin Gardner

pasty chef erin gardner

Ellen swapped recipes with celebrated pastry chef Erin Gardner. Meet Erin and get her recipe for fauxnuts (a la Cronuts) with homemade pastry cream.

The Stylist: Lana Katsaros

a kids room by Lana KatsarosEmily shared inspiration from blogger Lana Katsaros of “Making a House a Home.” See Lana and her amazing creations, like this nursery mural.

The Fashionistas: Brooke White and Summer Bellessa, aka “The Girls With Glasses”

The Girls With Glasses

The Girls With Glasses, hosts of a popular blog and online show, dished on being smart, silly, beautiful and fun — all at the same time. Get to know the Girls.

The Subversive: Julie Jackson

Julie Jackson cross stitch

Jackie talked with Julie Jackson, the crafter who knows what to do when life gets you down — stitch it. See Julie’s DIY cross-stitch creations.

The Super Mom: Olivia MacDonald

Olivia MacDonaldEllen also talked with Olivia MacDonald, an editor and mom who made a side business of baby clothes. How adorable are her tiny moccasins?

The Wedding Planner: Amy Osaba

a fall bridal bouquet

Hannah caught up with Amy Osaba, who’s made quite a name for herself in the wedding planning biz. Planning your own wedding? Consult Amy’s 9 tips for fall brides.

The Party Girl: Lexy Ward

Lexy Ward of The Proper PinwheelAnd Ellen also got the down-low from blogger Lexy Ward of “The Proper Pinwheel.”  What did these two crafty entertainers talk about over donuts?

The Designer: Samantha Pattillo

Samantha PattilloHannah chatted with a successful furniture designer who is as comfortable in heels as she is with a hammer. Above, you get the heels look; now, see Samantha Pattillo wearing a welding helmet.

Do you have favorite Creative Geniuses in your life? Tell us in the comments and we’ll consider them for a feature!

The Creative Genius series on Made + Remade features fabulous DIYers and makers who inspire us. Meet more Creative Geniuses and help us share the spirit of DIY!

One Response

  1. jessica says:

    you definitely should consider checking out the work that kat roberts is doing in brooklyn. she's been making and re-making things for over a decade, and has been chronicling some of her projects on her blog we can re-do it. i love her aesthetic and the fact that she's so committed to recycling & upcycling.


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