A picture taken at one of Cyndee’s sons cross country races. Cyndee joked saying, “the picture kinda sums up my household after raising three boys!”
Name: Cyndee Kromminga
Location: Winfield, Kansas
Years in the Studio: 5 years
Sections I write for: How to crafts, DIY home improvements and interior design.
1. I’m usually working hard, but when I’m hardly working, you can find me…
My passion is crafting. My work involves designing, crafting, writing, blogging and selling my crafts both online and locally. You would think I would step away from anything crafty when I am not working, but…I really, really enjoy it. It relaxes me. So, even if I am not “working”, you will probably still find me reading, writing, sketching, designing…pretty much anything that ties back to my work.
2. If I had to describe my work in three words, they would be….
Trash to Treasure
My crafting specialty is creating clever and thrifty items from junk. I love turning trash into treasure and writing tutorials for others to make them too.
3. My favorite websites to waste time on are…
Restyled Junk (my blog), Ginger Snap Crafts, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Funky Junk Interiors, The Dedicated House, Beyond the Screen Door, Pinterest, Facebook. There are actually many more DIY/craft sites that I frequent, but I figured I had better find a stopping point.
4. The one thing I wish I could do well, but can’t is…
Decorate pretty cakes. As a crafter you would think I would be a natural, but I can’t decorate a cake to save my life.
5. If I ruled the world for a day I would…
This is a little like dreaming about what you would do if you won the lottery, or if you were granted three wishes. Careful consideration generally runs toward ways to extend the win or wishes further than they imply. That said, I would insist on a paycheck worthy of that job and wipe out all of my debt.
6. I couldn’t make it through the day without…
7. The greatest risk I ever took was…
After the shooting at Columbine High School, my husband and I sold our house in Denver and moved back to my hometown in Kansas to raise our sons. We did it on a wing and a prayer. We had no job prospects. Houses were less expensive, so after buying a new house, we lived on monies left over from the sale of our previous house and craft sales for two months. That’s when we found jobs. There have been many “risks” since then, but we didn’t really take them those risks by choice.
8. You’ll catch me saying this phrase far too often …
“Lalalalala…Let’s just pretend we didn’t have the last 30 seconds of conversation.”
LOL! I have three grown sons who like to share much more than any mother ever wants to hear.
9. What is your theme song for life?
Strong Enough To Bend, by Tanya Tucker
10. My favorite movie of all time is…
Wizard of Oz
I’m actually a sucker for any chick flick. Yep, I’m just corny that way.