Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First Impression

I have been wanting to do my first post on my blog for quite some time, but it seems so intimidating! What do I talk about? OK, I gotta grab the horns and just go for it! So, uhm, maybe a little bit about me. My name is Jan, and I LOVE to create. It is my passion! There is rarely a moment that I do not have an undergoing project going on. Come to think of it, I don't think there has EVER been a moment that I did not have some project going on. I have been so inspired by all the blogs that I read here on the Internet. How amazing is that? It makes the world seem smaller after all.

As a child, growing up, I was always surrounded by arts and crafts. I spent hours with my childhood friends designing barbie doll clothes, making doll houses and furniture out of cardboard and old wallpaper books, creating quilts, crocheting and knitting just to name a few. I still have a pair of mittens knitted by my friend, Theresa, that she made about 30 some years ago! It is the best handmade pair of mittens I have EVER had! My daughters even love it, and they wear it too! In fact, she is the one that help me to focus on what I need to do. Prior to that eureka moment, I had made my oldest daughter a laptop cover for her MacBook, and she had gotten so many compliments on it.
Theresa encouraged me, along with my family and friends, to begin a business creating laptop covers. So, this is how this all began.

I also feel so blessed that I have made so many wonderful friends through Twitter and Etsy. This creative journey this past year has been amazing with a lot of ups and downs. I have never spent so many hours working before! I don't even know how to have 'down time' anymore! lol!

I love the designer fabrics that are on the market today. I really have a weakness when it comes to fabric shopping. I literally have had to discipline myself not to buy any more until I use most of what I have. But, oh that's so hard!

As I become familiar with posting on my blog, I plan on featuring some of my favorite artists and crafters! I thank you for taking the time to read this post and invite you to become one of my followers.


  1. Congratulations on writing your first blog post: I think you are a natural!

    I look forward to reading more!

  2. Hooray, you are on your way. I always have a project going too. It's just not a complete day if I'm not creating or changing something.

  3. Congratulations!! You're off to a great start, too.

  4. Hi buddy, thanks for giving us an insight into your creative beginnings and process - so exiting and your creations are lovely - keep up the lovely work and I look forward to reading more posts from you :D

  5. Congrats on your first blog post! I know how you feel-I am been thinking about a blog for ages. Love the look too!

  6. WAHOO!! You did it! Great post, it's always nice to learn more about each other. I love your work ans like you have a real weakness for fabric!! I'd love for you to post a tutorial on how you make your tags - they are so cool!
    Welcome to the blogging world!
    ~Michele from By Your Side

  7. Congratulations on your first blog post! I so agree with you Twitter and Etsy can turn a hobby into a FUN way to make money! Best job ever!!

  8. You're blog is so pretty! Great first post! Keep it rollin', Girl! You should be proud!


  9. I love the colors you used. And I love seeing your pic so I can put a face to a name.

    I can't wait to see all the stuff you come up with!

    Good Luck!