Day 1: Tell us all about how you got into crafting.
Long story short. YouTube.
It was a couple years ago now.. well okay.. like four.. when my Mother Goose was in hospital. She had been struck with a subarachnoid hemorrhage (I'd advise you not to bother Googling that if you're the kinda person who is a little OTT when it comes to medical stuff.. it might make you wanna rethink a few things).. I was up til the early hours of the morning almost every night just browsing the web.. and I happened to come across a video by Kristina Werner. She was making a gorgeous card.. and I thought.. HEY!! I wanna be able to do that.
I've always loved stationary, paper and the like.. so thought that this would be a fab thing to get my creative juices flowing and take my mind off other things going on in my life. It was around November/ December time and I remember setting myself a strict deadline of creating my own Christmas cards.
Off I flew and hit eBay!!
I got a bunch of Christmas cards made for the ladies I play darts with and a few up coming birthdays. At that time I wasn't down with the kids.. I didn't know the in's and out's and I had no idea of brands and such, so as for quality.. well.. uh huh. Pleased to say I have no photographic evidence of the first stuff I ever made.. as I wasn't even aware of blogging and the art of sharing the going's on in one's crafty bubble with the world beyond.
Looking back now.. the stuff I made was crap.. but it was a start. I'm so pleased I found this little *chuckles* MASSIVE WORLD WIDE paper crafting community. It's like a family I share things with through the computer.
My only wish now.. is to have a friend near by who I can share things with in real time. Anyone around the Newcastle area wanting a crafting buddy. Give me a shout! LOL!
Until tomorrow. xo