I cannot tell you how many times I have imagined or attempted to start a blog. I love blogs. I read them. I’m inspired by them. I find exploring photographs and stories of people being creative uplifting, and it drives me. It’s because of this that I strive to create ever day, whether it’s spending five minutes on an ongoing project or creating from start to finish.
I’m a creator, a maker, an assembler of fun things. I find beauty in color and texture, delight in smell, and solace in age and patina. I’ve been this way as long as I can remember. I come from crafty stock, my Grandma Daisy being the most inspiring with her knitting, sewing, and needlepoint abilities. As a child growing up in New England I was that girl making friendship bracelets for all her classmates, dazzling them by creating diamonds or fish in the designs. Later in middle school I discovered beads, and my mother would groan as I spent endless time in bead stores ogling Fima and leather cording. High school brought Phish shows, which lead to hemp necklaces, lots and lots of hemp necklaces… You can imagine the rest.
Recently my husband, two daughters and I moved to Wisconsin from the San Francisco Bay area. I had been working as the sewing manager for an amazing craft store in Mill Valley, and had been teaching sewing and knitting on the side. We spent a wonderful eight years out there and left our dearest friends and memories, but it was time to move on. We wanted a house… with land! We wanted snow! We missed our families and wanted to be closer. We now live in a beautiful and well maintained farmhouse, built in the 1860s, complete with several acres and creek frontage. This house makes me smile everyday, and it’s here that I plan to start my next journey in the assembly fun things, only this time I plan to share it with you.