Welcome to my blog........... A lighthearted documentation of my crafting life (with the occasional spelling mistakes and guaranteed grammatical goofs).
A little about me.
My name is Karen and I live in Auckland, New Zealand.
I have been married to Graham for 19 years. Up until 5 years ago we had a trucking business, but we had to sell it because Graham had both his hips replaced.
For last 4 years he has been the Community Chaplain in our area. He absolutely loves the people contact and being able to change lives.
As with most crafters, we have pets, 3 cats and one rabbit, all worryingly old now. One especially will make frequent appearances on this blog I am sure.
I have been a sewer all my life, including being a dressmaker (fashion and Irish Dancing dresses), and having my own clothing label (still make the odd thing).
14 years ago I took up quilting as a hobby, and 6 years ago I turned that into a wee business. To date I have designed about 45 patterns for softies, bags and quilts. I have a couple of groups and do the odd bit of teaching.
I started paper crafting seriously 8 years ago, but all that was put on hold when I started my quilting business. I made cards for family and friends over the years but have only started joining groups, doing challenges etc. over the last 2 months....... AND BUYING NEW PRODUCTS eeeek! The Papercraft market has supersized itself since I purchased items 8 years ago............very overwhelming, and soooooooooooooooo tempting!!
I have yet to settle on one style as I enjoy most styles...we will see what develops as I play and learn . I just remember to enjoy the process and not do the comparison thing. :-)
So join me as I attempt to master blogging (any advice gladly accepted), and journey further into the wonderful world of paper crafting ......................with some quilting thrown in.
I would love it if you comment and chatter, pin and follow, refer and link, and use other mediums I am yet to discover.
PS I think I have just written a profile......I will condense, copy and paste!