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I’ve been making things since I was in Junior High. I remember taking a class with my mom at JoAnn Fabrics learning to make friendship bracelets. They even showed us how to add beads and I thought that was the coolest thing in the world! How those silly little beads take hold. Never would I have imagined how many I now have at my disposal.

Then I moved on to making beaded necklaces. That was my first business venture as I sold them to classmates and friends. It was really exciting to be making things I loved and then seeing that others enjoyed them too.

Since the beaded necklaces, I have bounced all over. Skipping from craft to craft has been like reading a hypertext story or a Choose Your Own Adventure book. I know they all connect in some way and as each new crafty adventure brings me deeper into it, it can just as easily slingshot me back to where I began with whole new experiences to apply the second (or third) time around.

My mom is the craftiest lady I know and I wish I knew how to do half the things she does. She could definitely give Martha Stewart a run for her money! We are constantly showing each other new tips, techniques, and projects. It’s wonderful and terrible! I just get addicted to more and more.

So…that’s a bit more about me. Sorry there are no pictures, but I’ll make up for it soon. Promise 🙂

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I don’t scrapbook. There. I said it. (Whew!)

Also, I don’t have kids. There. I said that too. And no, that won’t be changing. Really. I swear.

So what’s a crafter to do?

Go to any gathering of crafty women and you see the scrapbookers working on “First Day of School”,”Pumpkin Patch”, or “Kid Playing in Sandbox” layouts. Maybe even “Our First Puppy”.

I don’t even have a puppy.

But I LOVE so many other artsy things and I figured there have to be more people in my position. So I searched Google for “crafting without kids” and I got 0 hits. In fact, Goggle thought I meant “crafting WITH kids” so these are the results they gave me.

Google Search for Crafting Without Kids

Even Google didn’t believe me!

Thanks Google.

Then I looked for a Meetup.com group that I could try and fit in with. I found groups for “childless” people, but in those groups of people they want to have kids, but don’t. That wasn’t the right fit for me either.

So I needed to make my own place to fit in. I make jewelry, papercrafts, and do so in lots of places that are not my craft room. I know there must be others out there that have similar views and situations so I would like to offer this as a comfortable place for everyone to gather; we don’t even have to wait until the kids are in bed!

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