donderdag 7 augustus 2008

Starting up a new blog

Hello to all creative people! This is a new blog where I hope to tell you about the things I create and make.

I am busy starting up an Etsy shop that will have the same name as this blog. Trough this blog and my Etsy shop I hope to meet other creative bloggers and make some friends with simular interests.
All my life I have been creating. I had good examples at our house. My mother is a fabulous seamstres and my father could make everything he saw. He also dabbled in oils and watercolor painting. So from early on in my live I was no stranger to creative things.
From my earliest childhood I made things. It started with cutting up hankerchiefs to make dolls clothes! Following on to making ragdolls. When I got married I soon became mother to two children and the next creative stream emerged from having them. I started making some things for my childrens like pillows and toys and clothing. After a while, I was a stay at home mom, I started making quilts. The children are now 34 and 31 and I am still making quilts.
I have a huge stash of fabric in the house so now I am planning to use part of that to make other things than quilts. There will be always quilts in the house but I will never have enough lives to finish all the fabric that I have collected.

To give you an idea how much fabric I have....This is only part of my fabric stash! There are some 12 drawers full of fabric too!!!As you can she even this amount I will never finish in my lifetime. So maybe I will also start selling up a bit of that too! The house is bursting out of its seams!!!

On the top of this page you see the quilt that is an impression of my front garden. I love blue flowers so my blogname comes from that and....from a little Maine Coon cat that I have.
Apart from teaching patchwork and quilting for 25 years I also run a little Maine Coon cattery.

One od my other big interests is cooking. So from time to time you will find some recepies here too since I think that cooking is a highly creative proces.
This is my first introduction to you all. Hope to meet other creative souls so leave me a little message!

5 opmerkingen:

Rhondi zei

Hi Nicky
How exciting! I am the first one to comment on your new blog! I will watch with interest to see all the creative things you do. Your stash isn't too big. You should see some of my friend's stashes here in the US. Americans tend to go overboard!!
Hugs, Rhondi

LiLi M. zei

Hi Nicky! Congrats on your new blog! That quilt really is marvelous! I think it's a good idea having a blog and combining this with an Etsy shop. I cannot wait to see your shop! Seeing your stash comforts me; I'm just a beginner ;-D.
Good luck with this blog and have a nice day, xoxo LiLi

LiLi M. zei

Hoi Nicky!
Ik ben weer back in town. Alles goed hier? Of heb je het te druk met je winkel? Groetjes L.

nettie zei

ooohhh, what a great stash!

Anoniem zei

Wow! You really have a wonderful stash of fabrics. And they look so very organized! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your quilts. And what a sweet cat! It must be nice to have new arrivals of kittens. x