|It all started one night while Sandra and Michelle were playing board games. The conversation went something like this, “I craft things, you craft things, what if… we both crafted things and sold them?” Boom. Cutoff Crafts spontaneously exploded into existence.
|Hello! My name is Michelle Durst. I have been making jewelry, crafting, and otherwise creating extravagant messes since I was a kid.|
When I was nine, my folks got me this amazing machine that could melt metal and pour it into molds to make charms. I was in love. Then it turned out that the metal had an incredibly high amount of lead in it to lower the melting point. Whoops. Fortunately the joy that inspired never faded. I had created beautiful pieces of jewelry that people could wear. Sweet googly-moogly, I could make things! I ran out into the wide world of crafting and never looked back. These days my preferred past-times are: rughooking, chainmail, making earrings, weaving beads, and writing inspirational messages on parchment with a calligraphy pen.
|Blogger by day, crafter by night, with purple as my favorite color, I have become the Purple Knight of the Night. I will stitch yarn together into weird patterns and stuffed toys, I will sew strands of yarn into pomples, and I will watch as my geekiness spreads throughout the world in an array of purple awesomeness.