I've been thinking about starting my own craft blog for ages, but it hasn't been easy to pluck up the courage. There are so many creative, beautiful and well written blogs out there, what could mine possibly contribute? But finally, I decided that blogging seems like too much fun to miss out on. I love reading about what other crafters make and do, and hopefully my blogging will be able to inspire someone else.
Who am I, you might ask? I'm a 23 year old Swedish girl, a university student, and I re-discovered crafting about a year ago after having lived a decidedly un-crafty life for years. When I was little I used to love drawing, painting and creating, but it seems I lost my creativity somewhere along the road to adulthood. I'm now trying to reclaim it by trying my hands at different crafts, and re-learning how to use a sewing machine. My mother is a textile crafts teacher, so sewing has always been a part of our family life. After my boyfriend Keith and I moved in to our very first apartment, I saved up to get my own sewing machine and claimed a corner of our kitchen as my "craft space". Although my crafting time is limited by school, work and a generally busy life, I now spend as much time as possible in my little corner!
Enough talking, let's see some pictures! I thought I'd share a few pics of the sort of things you can expect from me in the future. My photography skills aren't the best, but bear with me:
ATCS AND PAPER CRAFTS. This is an ATC I made for an Alphabet ATC swap over att http://www.craftster.org/. I've recently started making ATCs and it's great fun! The card is a get well card for a friend of mine (feel better soon, Sara!) made with vintage trim and my very first hand carved stamp. "Krya på dig" means "Get well soon" in Swedish, in case you were wondering. :-)
EDIBLE CRAFT. I love cupcakes! This is a vegan raspberry and lemon cuppie with buttercream frosting. I have several vegan friends and relatives, so I do a lot of vegan cooking/baking. I also make a point of cutting down on my own meat and dairy consumption - vegetarian food is better for the environment and yummy! The second picture shows today's lunch, a chickpea burger in a whole wheat and oatmeal bun. I was super pleased with how the chickpea burgers turned out, I will definately be making more soon. This time I just sort of winged it, but next time I'll be sure to write down a recipe and share it with you!
SNEAK PEEK. Lastly, here's a little sneak peek of a much larger project I will be blogging about soon. One of my biggest crafty challenges to date! Check back soon to find out more about it.
There! That wasn't as scary as I thought it'd be! Thanks so much for stopping by for my very first post. If there's anything you'd like to know about me, or anything in particular you'd like me to feature, do leave a comment and tell me about it. See you around!