I'm a full time working mom. I'm an architect for my day job, then I come home and play with my almost 3 year old son. Once he goes to bed I become a jack of all things crafty. Since I'm an architect, I do have formal training in that aspect of my life. After 5 fun years in architecture school, I graduated form Tulane University and have traveled and moved around a bit until settling here in the mostly dreary Pacific Northwest in Seattle. For all my other interests: sewing, quilting, photography, parties, crafting and my art, which is primarily 3d collage art (and which I haven't done in ages!), I don't have a bit of formal training! My favorites at the moment (because they do change every now and then), are sewing and quilting! I love love love sewing things and figuring out how to put them together. To me, it's almost like figuring out building drawings. Except for the fact that the drawings for buildings are pretty straightforward, and with sewing you have to think about putting the pieces together backwards to get the finished results!
I started my blog, I'm Feeling Crafty, as a way to share what I make with my best crafty friend back home and with my mother, both of whom live about 3000 miles away. Later, I switched gears and became a real "blogger" hoping that there would be other people out there that would enjoy the things I make and would give me feedback and inspiration. Once I went "public' with my blog and started getting feedback, I got addicted! I love all the comments I get, and blogging has become a way of inspiring me to keep making things and make them better and better - to "step up my game"!
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Congrats to SJBrinker who plans on making table runners for family and friends! We can't wait to see photos :)
Hope you are enjoying "Chistmas in July". To make this week even more fun, we have a fabric giveaway! All you have to do is enter below.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Hi guys! I'm Lindsay, and I'm a writer, editor and crafter living in Indiana. My husband and I celebrate our 5-year anniversary this summer, and I love to travel, sew, and meet new people.
And I'm Mary and I’m a stay at home mom to an amazing little boy and wife to a great husband. Besides blogging I do freelance graphic design work and I enjoy sewing, crafting, gardening, and baking.
We were both running separate blog sites and started talking about the possibilities of a combined site. We had both been posting sewing/crafting tutorials so we decided to combine those with interviews, business tips, featured bloggers, giveaways, a master giveaway list, linky parties and more!
We started Craft Buds in March of this year. We chose the name because we hope to help people grow their blogs and online businesses as they find inspiration and information at our site. “Buds” also fits since it’s a collaboration between friends. Lindsay is a professional editor and I’m a professional graphic designer so combine that with our blogging, crafting and sewing hobbies and we make a great team!
At Craft Buds. we just really want to be a resource for people with creative dreams, who just need that extra push to get going. I love the connectivity between creative bloggers, and the ability to help each other out. Please check out our weekly giveaways linkup, which is free and open to anyone with a handmade or craft supplies giveaway!
Friday, July 15, 2011
On this fabulous Friday morning, we have a fun project from your fellow StitchStealer, Charity. She is a stay at home mom to three little ones, and crafter with many talents who likes sewing, scrapbooking, and photography. She's also a blogger, and she sent photos of her latest project, a wallet made with some fabulous My Mind's Eye fabrics PLUS some ribbons from a CraftySteal. She even made me jealous because she made it from a tutorial found through Pinterest - when I have yet to cross ONE item off my "To Make from Pinterest" list.
Thanks for sharing with all of us, Charity!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I hope you are able to steal a little time for yourself to create!
Would you like to be featured on a future “Feature You Friday”? It’s a great way to show off your skills, share your talents, or promote a business, blog or cause that’s dear to you. All you need to do is send us a photo (or photos) of a project to the StitchSteals blog at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are chosen, your work (and links) will be seen by all of our StitchSteals Blog readers and Facebook fans. Submit your photos today – we can’t wait to see what you have come up with!
Friday, July 8, 2011
We have a very fun feature for you today. StitchStealer Becky, sent in her blog, Buzzy Bee Creations, and I immediately became a follower - let me tell you why. Do you know all of those fun ideas for sewing and crafting and home decor that you see around the internet (and especially on Pinterest)? Well, Becky not only sees them, but she makes them! PLUS, she also creates her own projects and has turned her hobby into a business with her own Etsy shop, Buzzy Bee Creations, selling an array of handmade flowers, clothes, aprons, bags, shoes and more!
A bit about busy Becky:
I am married to my best friend, mother to a high energy lovable preschooler and a sweet baby girl. When I am not cleaning up after my wonderfully messy family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, painting and all things that inspire me to CREATE. I am a country girl at heart and can't get enough of all things handmade. I love rick rac, polka dots and collecting fabric.Here are some of her latest creations...
An adorable ruffle bum sunsuit made with StitchSteals fabric
Friday, July 1, 2011
Today, we are featuring the blog musings of one of your fellow StitchStealers, Diane. Diane sent her blog link to me, and I was wowed by the gorgeous photographs of her projects, hobbies and trips. If you like quilting, sewing, gardening, cooking, or travel, I guarantee you will enjoy Diane's blog, Random Thoughts Do or "Di".
A few words Diane had to say about herself:
I am 58 years old, live in California and I am a SAHM to 4 grown sons. I have just celebrated my 39th wedding anniversary with my Mr. Romance. We love to travel, wine taste, go on food tours and photograph all of this.Here is one of her beautiful quilting projects, her Circle Me Back to Amsterdam quilt, which she made using fabrics she picked up on her travels.
We have 8 grandchildren.I love gardening, scrapbooking, baking, canning and quilting. I am passionate about quilting and blogging about quilting right now. I love reading all the blogs and learning so many new techniques. I love the look on someone's face when I have made them a quilt. I think handmade gifts are the best.
I have recently been joining several swaps and bees to connect with the quilting community. I find that quilt bloggers are a very loving and friendly group and I am happy to be a new part of this social circle. I will be celebrating my blogaversary in August with some handmade giveaways.
Diane's latest quilt below, is a Hexagon Park in Giddy fabrics designed by Lynne of Lily's Quilts. Diane made it for a dear friend with early onselt Alzheimer's disease (that blog post is here).
Be sure to visit Random Thoughts Do or Di to see more of Diane's handiwork (and help her celebrate that "blogaversary" in August!) Thanks for sharing with us Diane!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!