The face behind CrapiaCreations
I’m going to start off by correcting the pronunciation of my name, since this is a widely mistaken concept. Crapia = Cray-P-yuh. The most common way I hear it said is “Crap-ee-uh” which, while this used to be funny, is jaded to me now. My full name is Megan Crapia. I am from Birmingham, Alabama and have lived there my whole life. I have always enjoyed crafting. I remember the moment I decided I wanted to be an artist, I was in first grade and I had drawn a bunny illustration for my writing workshop and everyone raved about how it was so amazing that I’d drawn it freehand. This is also when I realized I loved writing, I always got in trouble for writing stories that were too long. I started knitting when I was about that age as well. I learned from my grandmother who is a very talented and dedicated knitter. I started to paint when I was a little older, and had a lot of help and support from my grandfather, also very patient, talented, and dedicated like my grandmother. My mother tried to teach me how to cross stitch when I was very young, but I was (and still am) extremely impatient so that didn’t work out at the time. When I hit my teenage years she taught me to sew and in recent time I have grown to love sewing and cross stitching. Recently, I also got into jewelry making which is one of my favorite crafts. I have so many ideas and desires, and I am very lucky to have a supporting family that also has knowledge about the unique crafts I enjoy. I also have many other hobbies. I love to bake, traveling, I like fitness (especially rock climbing- pictured left- and yoga), I love the outdoors, and I enjoy writing. I have a dog, Nutmeg, a PitBull terrier mix who I rescued from the Shelby Humane society (pictured left). I plan to rescue many more dogs when I am out of college and have a house. I love to do good things for other people, which is why each month I will be donating 10% of each order to a different charity. I am currently at the University of South Alabama studying Exercise Science, Forensic science, and Studio Art, and plan to achieve a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.