Bragging Rights: Robin


We love bragging about you. That's why we have an interview series where we feature one of our biggest fans each month. We want everyone to get a peek at the amazing work they're doing and be inspired, because they're seriously some of the coolest people we've ever met.

This month we're bragging about Robin (@birdabouttown).

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a stay-at-home parent with two kids, ages 7 and 4, and I live in Seattle. I love to read, go for walks, spend time outside in the yard, and craft, of course. I knit, sew, embroider, and dabble in other crafts.

What is your hidden talent?

I’m really good at the New York Times Crossword. I currently have a 48 day streak going. In addition to embroidery, working the crossword has been part of my stress coping recently.

What is the coolest (or weirdest) thing you have ever done?

I traveled to Paris alone back when I was in my 20s and explored the city by myself for a week—it was my only time traveling internationally alone and it felt brave and exciting. I hope someday I can take another solo Paris trip, when it’s safe to travel again.

The song that's currently in your head?

Various Christmas songs have been cycling through my brain. We started listening to holiday music after Halloween this year, trying to bring some cheer into our home.

The book you share with all your friends?

I read a lot but don’t tend to share book recommendations with friends since taste in books seems to vary so much person to person. That said, the book I read recently that I’ve recommended multiple times is Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby — so funny!!

What superlative would you give yourself?

Most likely to keep starting projects without finishing previous projects! I’ve been like this for as long as I can remember. I have a strong urge to start new things and like to have lots of craft projects going at once. I don’t really have the same drive to finish projects and have things at various states of completion all around the house.

What embroidery project are you most proud of?

I think the Welcome Pineapple from the PopLush club is the one that I’m most proud of — it was my first real foray into this hobby and I love how it came out.

Inspired by Robin's interview? You can follow her on Instagram (@birdabouttown).

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