Since this is technically a new blog, I feel it is only right to introduce myself and explain my intentions. I am a Southern Maine resident, a fiance, an expectant mother, and a creator. The first things I remember creating were doll clothes. But I branched out from that to begin making jewelry around the age of 11. Polymer clay beads were my big thing for a few years, but then my mother was moving her small business in the jewelry direction, so we soon had Swarovski crystal, sterling silver, and semi-precious beads to work with. Needless to say, Sculpey clay didn't fare well against those sparkly new competitors.
I learned to crochet around 16 or 17, and for a while I just did my little double or single crochet scarves. That got dull quick, and I obtained some books and taught myself lots of prettier stitches. Over the past summer, I started wet and needle felting, and to further expand my fiber skills, I just taught myself to knit using the Stitch n' Bitch book. I think Debbie Stoller is about the only person who could've taught me to knit. Now I have my eye on learning to spin my own yarn, to really complete the fiber madness.
So that's my crafting history in a nutshell, minus the ATC mania that overtook me from 2006-2007. I've always loved paper crafts too. And sewing is something I've done over the whole course of my creative life, both by hand and on my mother's Bernina.
I think that's been enough excitement for today. I won't post a link to my shop until I get something in it, which will hopefully happen in the next couple days or so!