First and foremost Jennifer Perkins is a mother trying to raise her children, Tallulah and Baxter, in craftivity. She is a work at home mom who spends her days covered in glitter and finger paint. After the kids bedtime, Jennifer is the Editor of “Kids Crafts 1-2-3 Magazine,” a lifestyle blogger, designer for “I Love to Create” and contributing DIY editor for “BlogHer” She has been married to her best friend Chris for over 10 years.
A self proclaimed ADD crafter, Jennifer is a Jill of several different crafty trades. She started her creative career as a jewelry designer. Her company Naughty Secretary Club grew into a blog, book and booming brand. Besides jewelry, Jennifer has dabbled in everything from embroidery to scrapbooking. Her current obsession is art journaling and mixed media art.
Jennifer has never met a flea market or thrift store that she didn’t like. She has called Austin, TX, home for almost 20 years and has no plans to ever leave. Crafting and collecting for an eclectic home is every bit as rewarding for Jennifer as a fresh roll of washi tape or new box of markers. Her kitschy home includes items ranging from wood mounted pictures of Burt Reynolds on bear skin rugs to Jonathan Adler sofas.
Jennifer is a founding member of the pioneering Austin Craft Mafia which went on to have branches across the globe. Jennifer was a producer for Stitch, one of Austin’s largest craft and fashion shows. In front of the camera, Jennifer has hosted several programs for HGTV and DIY Network including Stylelicious and Craft Lab. She has done creative consulting work for large craft companies and small local boutiques. Her work has been featured in ad campaigns for Michaels, JoAnn’s and I Love to Create.
Jennifer’s weaknesses include stuffed avocados, throwing over the top Halloween parties, tacky collectibles and red wine.