Saturday, May 06, 2006
Moving from observer to participant
After much debate and hand wringing, I have finally decided to jump into the blogging world! A little intro first...I have been crafting most of my life, focusing mainly on the needlework arts (sewing, cross stitching, knitting, crocheting). But about two years ago, an off comment made by my mom while shopping ("I wonder if they have any lavender yarn. It would make a nice scarf"), I went into overdrive. The lavender yarn was never purchased or referred to again, but later I hunted down some yarn and needles and made a scarf (I would post a pic but I can't find it) and I never looked back. I knitted whenever I was seated with my hands free (waiting for pasta to cook, sounding out words for my daughter's homework, car traveling, etc) making ill-conceived yarn purchases through Ebay.
About a month ago, after being inspired by many great crafting blogs, I began sewing again. Above is literally the first adult handbag I ever made. I had some ulpulstery samples and I thought these colors would work together. Anyways, I hope to be able to juggle both knitting and sewing!
I'm looking forward for the opportunity to have an online log of my many ideas and hopefully projects!