Monday, September 6, 2010

Let me explain...and then welcome you!

Anyone who knows me well, or even casually, knows that I love to craft...and I love it a lot. It's my outlet, it's the part of me that's creative or artistic and I've been this way my whole life.

I know what you're thinking....Hearts & Crabs? I can only imagine the possibilities, but it's innocent, I swear. You see, I'm the oldest of three kids in my family. I have two older stepsisters but they didn't grow up in our house so in my home, I was the oldest. I have a younger sister and brother. We grew up in many cities because we moved around a lot, but spent many years in Downey... a small city in Southern California. During the summer, the local neighborhood park would offer programs to the children in the neighborhood and you better believe we were there everyday. My little brother was, and still is, a character. He often mixed up words or made up his own and on this particular day was no exception. He yelled at us to hurry up because we were going to be late to "hearts and crabs". We instantly realized that he meant "arts and crafts" but it was hilarious nonetheless and from that day forward, anything crafty in my family has been "hearts and crabs".

My brother is also a fan of Air Supply's greatest hit, "Broken Arms"....but don't tell him I told you :)

Back to crafting...I love it. I have a room in my house that's dedicated to it and I have to admit that I spend most of my time there. I remember as a child, sitting in my grandma's sewing room and thinking how cool it was that she had her own room to create and I told myself that one day I would be just like my grandma. She was the one who watered the crafting seed in my little heart. She taught me how to crochet, embroider and embrace my creativity at a very young age. I think I was five when she handed me my first bone crochet hook and taught me the "single crochet" stitch. It was magical to me that you could put a hook in one hand and yarn in the other and something pretty came out of the work of my hands. It was a moment in my life that I've never forgotten and never want to. Creativity feeds and mends my soul and I love it...and I"m excited to share it.

So this is my forum for sharing. And for creating. And for creating and sharing. I look forward to sharing this part of my life and will post as I create. Sit back, enjoy and stay a while :)


  1. I look forward to learning more from you and getting to know you better from your blogs, your are an inspiration my friend. Love you Amanda

  2. Everything you make is's about time the world gets to see it!

  3. I did some of that with my grandmother as well. I forgot how to crochet, but I can't wait to read and see what you make!