Hey, guys! I’m Jessica Hill, and it’s all my craziness you’ll find here on the Mad in Crafts website. I used to teach high school English (did you catch the Hamlet reference in my blog’s name?), but now I use my English degree to write craft tutorials and snappy social media posts.
If you’ve found your way to my blog, chances are you are a lot like me.
I am fluent in gifs, coffee is my life force, and I would rather be drinking a beer around a campfire than attending any kind of fancy party.
I also love making stuff, but I am not an expert at any particular craft.
I have no art background, and all my DIY skills I learned from my dad or YouTube (or from my dad who learned it from YouTube). Every project I do is an experiment; sometimes it turns out crazy good and other times it just looks crazy.
That’s how I know that these are all projects that YOU can tackle.
You can do this. If you have ever said that you weren’t crafty, or artistic, or handy, stop it right now. If you want to be, you are — you just have to start making something. I have hundreds of tutorials to give you ideas, just click on my menu bar above.
I make cool stuff.
Mad in Crafts is a source for crazy good creative ideas ranging from DIY projects to party ideas to home decor. Mad in Crafts projects have been featured on The TODAY Show and PBS, in Woman’s Day and Country Sampler magazines, and in numerous online publications.
I like to write.
Over the years, I have been able to contribute articles to SNAP Creativity, Decor Hacks, and Crafterminds, as well as freelance writing for clients of Houndstooth Media Group. I have also written a few ebooks currently available for sale (hint hint).
Mad Writing Skills: A Non-Threatening Guide to Grammar and Writing for Creative Bloggers
The Beginner’s Guide to Short Video: How to Create, Publish, and Promote Short Videos
(co-authored with Angie Holden)
Happy Crafts: Nine Colorful Crafts You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
Beach Please! 10 Crafts for Summer
I also put out a weekly email to bring some crazy good creativity straight to your inbox. I know you are super busy, so I have made getting your craft fix as easy as possible. Join the fun! Just fill out the form below, and I will send you a fun free gift!
I’m a talker.
I have had the opportunity to lead creative sessions at Creativation, the SNAP! Conference, and the HP Print and Pamper Retreat, as well as to present for several local women’s groups.
I have had the opportunity to film a segment for the PBS show, Hand-On Crafts for Kids, as well as a holiday commercial spot for Glade.
I work well with others.
In the past, I have served as a brand ambassador or design team member for Plutonium Paint, Elmer’s, PSA Essentials, Expressionery, Angie’s List, FloraCraft, ForRent.com, Plaid, Resin Crafts, Party City, and HP’s MyPrintly I also served as the Secretary of the Digital Content Creator section of the Association for Creative Industries.
If you would like to work with me, I would love to hear more! Send me an email at email@example.com.
I love to internet.
Truthfully, I spend an inordinate amount of time online, so if you wanna follow along, you can find me on any of these social media platforms!