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Hi everyone! Jen here, taking a crack at my first ever blog post….here goes!!!
First and foremost, I want to say thank you for taking a moment to stop by and check our page out! Katie and I are incredibly excited to start this journey together and share our projects with you. This is something I have thought about doing for years but always felt like I might not have the time to actually do. Then, the other week, I had yet another conversation with my husband about how I’d like to blog but didn’t think I’d have enough time, and then later that evening Katie texted me and said “help me think of a name for a blog!” So I replied “um…I was just talking to Dan about this very topic today…any chance you want to partner up and do one together?”. Since it just made sense, and since Katie and I love any excuse to spend more time together, here we are, blogging about our creative and crafty projects together!
Why I want to blog
I have been crafting since I can remember. As a kid, my mom would sit down and help me make whatever we could think of to make. My first memory of crafting is making puff-paint shirts and sweatshirts with my mom, aunt and cousins. I also have a really early memory of making little bird’s nests out of mini stick wreathes, fake flowers, and those tiny mushroom birds that were really popular back in the 90’s. One of my favorite things I made when I was a teenager was little clay hippo which my mom actually still has, minus the broken off tail.
I get a lot of joy out of making things, and I know my voice is one in a million talking about “how to” do these types of things, but I hope to share my style of how to do them and I hope you’ll see how that makes them different, even if just a little. My full-time job is all about creating or improving processes and I plan to put that skill I have to use in how I go about sharing how to do crafts. I’m pretty good at explaining things (at least I think so hah!) and I’ve always thought it would be fun to explain my creative process and to share what I make with others – if I can make it you can, too!
What I will be posting
While I plan to post “how to” information in the future with tutorials, photos, and even videos, I figured I would spend my first few posts sharing some of my past projects to explain what kind of crafts I am into and what you can expect to see in the future as far as DIYs go. While I can’t say exactly what I will be making the future, since I like to try out a plethora of different things, I can say that some of the main things I have been working on as of late are:
- Baby Mobiles
- Felt Flowers
- Paper Flowers
- All things hand-lettered
Katie is a master crochet-er and will be sharing her tips and tricks. She hand made both of my kids baby blankets which I and they will treasure forever!!!
I’m so excited to see her posts and might even learn to crochet myself after following her tutorials!
It would be remiss of me to not state here and now that I am also a photographer. I’ve been hired to photographed events, families, newborns, weddings….but what I really love photographing, simply put, is natural beauty. I don’t mean women without makeup…I mean just the beauty all around us: landscapes, sunsets, relationships between people caught in candid moment, the innocence of children, flowers….really, and anything that catches my eye and make me think “I want to capture this moment or this vision in a snapshot”. So, I will be sharing some of my photography on this blog (and revamping my website, link forthcoming) because it is a big part of who I am and what fuels me creatively.
I hope you enjoy reading my and Katie’s posts – I know we will enjoy sharing our crafty projects with you! You can expect to see us post new content at least every two weeks on the regular – we will take turns posting and will probably end up doing some collaborative projects down the road.
Ok, bye for now!
Update 9/2020: We launched an online store last year! Check out our unique handmade jewelry designs