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!

7 comments:

Cynthia said...

Welcome to the blogging world! I just started about 1 month ago and have to say it's addicting. I love the handbag! I'm visiting from the web-ring.

Trendy Wendy said...

Congrats on your blog. I haven't been blogging long either and the set up hasn't been the easiest thing to master but we learn as we go along. Have fun!! I am visiting from etsy web-ring.

Nichola said...

Congratulations on starting your own blog. I'm sure you will have fun taking part in this huge online group, you may infact find you have another obsession! ;-)
Thanks for commenting on my blog too.
Nikkishell
www.nikkishell.typepad.com

KiWi said...

welcome aboard

sue b said...

Welcome to blog land !

Bitterbetty said...

oooh... good luck with your blog.

susan said...

well welcome and wonderful handbags!
i like your whip up entry too...
good luck!
i bet you will love blogging. it is adictive.