Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jengerbread Creations

I've been very much in crafting mode for a while now, the last several months especially.  I never used to be so crafty.  At one point in my life, I thought crafting was just a waste of time that created junk.  I'd grown up with youth activities of making things like puffy fabric-covered binders and little wooden dolls and junk that cluttered my room.  Back then, they called it "country clutter" and I wanted none of it. 

With time came maturity, changes in crafting styles, and a realization that crafting wasn't necessarily about creating things with no purpose.  As I married and started a family, I began to craft as a way to get pretty things I liked but couldn't afford. 

After my last baby was born, I lost the baby weight and then some and was suddenly in a size I hadn't worn since high school.  I needed a whole new wardrobe.  As I shopped, I found pieces that I loved but were too expensive, so I decided to sew them instead.  And I discovered a whole new world of crafting; a world where I could create beautiful things that had not only form, but function. 

I now thoroughly enjoy creating.  I primarily sew, but I branch out into all sorts of other branches of the crafting family tree as well.  My regular family blog was starting to get overwhelmed with posts about projects.  So, after several months of thinking about starting my own craft blog, I'm finally doing it.  I'm going to start out by bringing over some posts from my personal family blog that have to do with crafting at first, and then create some new content after that.  I hope you enjoy reading Jengerbread Creations!

1 comment:

lyndsey @ the stationery place said...

so funny that you mention the puffy fabric-covered binders...i was just admiring mine (a by-product of a YW activity at least 12 years ago) when jack pulled it off the bookshelf the other day -- and thinking "what were we thinking?!" :)

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