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The Popcorn Brain Creative Podcast is a podcast by Karoline Dahrling Hughes, sewing book author and crafty blogger from Skandimama.com about juggling a creative popcorn brain while juggling everything else.
Karoline is a crafter, sewist, painter, upcycler and she generally loves to use whatever she has lying around for creating, so no matter what field of craft you are in, there will be something for you in this podcast.

March 11, 2022

From fashion designer to being an artist - and being true to your heart: Interview with Malene Grotrian

This is such a special episode to me. 
I am happy and proud to be interviewing my old friend from Teko designschool and the good old Vancouver days, Malene Herskind Grotrian. It brought such happiness to my heart to hear Malenes clever words and interesting journey from being a fashion designer and coming back to a life as an artist.

And remember to listen all the way to the end to hear the wise advice on how to check in with yourself. Follow Malene here @malene_grotrian @itbeginswithaquestion https://www.facebook.com/malene.grotrian

February 16, 2022

How to silence your inner critic with Paulette Erato

Sometimes you talk to a stranger and it just feels so easy and insanely interesting. That is what it was like chatting to Paulette Erato from www.petitefont.com

Paulette is an awesome creative sewist – among so many other things, and she has so many wise and deep things to say about overcoming the fear, how to silence the inner critic, and basically free yourself creatively. I was so happy to have this talk and I hope you enjoy it too – I am sure you will.

See more of Paulette here:

https://themakermuse.co/  -  https://instagram.com/themakermuse.co -  https://www.instagram.com/pfont/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/makermindsethappyhour

February 3, 2022

Climbing the creative mountain - Talking creativity and inspiration from real life with Stine from @Stinestregen

I am a big, longtime fan of Stine. She began with a daily webcomic that I loved to read every day. Now she has published several books, comics, journaled diaries and even a crochet book. She also has a daily comic strip in a big Danish newspaper. We talk about imposter syndrome, climbing the mountain of hard work, and riding the rush wave from doing all the things you just told yourself you could not do.

January 25, 2022

Talking creativity and everything crafty with Gemma Roberts

In this episode I am lucky enough to interview Gemma Roberts from the instagram account @gemma_and_isla about her creative journey from childhood to now. Gemma loves sewing, knitting and crocheting, and we talk about mobile crafts, the crazy yarn from her very first scarf, the blanket full of memories, and what growing up in a creative household means.

January 18, 2022

Instagram dread or joy - mini episode

Instagram is a hard nut to chew, and this year I am trying to be all about doing the things that feel fun and joyful on Instagram - and not what I think I should do. Let´s see if it works, but hopefully at least it won´t give Instagram burnout.

January 11, 2022

How to juggle your creative life while working full-time

I am sure my boss from my full-time job sometimes think I never do any real work, because how can I still run my creative business on the side? But I can, and I do because I do my best to prioritise, be effecient and not procrastinate too much. Sounds hard? Listen to this episode and see what you think.

October 2, 2021

What is it like being married to a serial crafter popcorn brain? - An interview with my husband Alan

For this episode I talked to my husband Alan about how he deals with the challenges of living with a serial crafter and a house full of fabric scraps. I changed the microphones for this – and it sounds waaaaayyy better.

September 28, 2021

How to publish a sewing or craft book

Now the author of 3 sewing books Karoline talks about the whole process - from idea to finished book. There will be information about the publishing world and what to include in a book proposal. And remember, even if you are not published, you can still be a writer.

September 28, 2021

My creative journey

We all have creative journeys in life. In this episode Karoline talks about hers. From a doodling and artsy kid, to a sewing teenager, into a confused adult, and now a 40-year-old with popcorn brain and a thousand projects.

September 28, 2021

Welcome to the Popcorn Brain Podcast

This is the very first episode of the Popcorn Brain Podcast. Here Karoline Dahrling Hughes shares on having a creative popcorn brain and how to make it work for you.