Hi! I've been making things and crafting since I was pretty young. But, I'm still quite new to communicating with larger communities on these interwebs! This is the first forum I've ever joined! I didn't quite 'get' how these places work, but, here I am now
If my crafting personality had to be expressed solely through one Urban Threads' skully designs, I would be Scissors Skully (http://www.urbanthreads.com/product_details?product_id=3140&category_id=67
)... but, I've been all over the crafting map!
When I was younger, I loved calligraphy. I would practice different styles of writing and used up marker after marker just writing, writing, writing. In 4th grade, I charged my classmates 15 cents each for a sheet of paper with their first names written in bubble letters.
My mom introduced me to cross stitch around that same time, and I was moderately addicted for several years.
In high school, I started a bead/necklace business with my friend. We made beads out of Fimo and necklaces out of all kinds of things. We enjoyed a very small amount of local success. Then, I learned how to macrame! Wall hangings abound!
I made my first journal when I went to college at 17 and haven't stopped since! (I'm 33 now.) I make notebooks and softcover journals, but, I've been watching lots of bookbinding tutorials, so, I think I see a hardcover in my future.
In college, I started sewing lots of dresses, Halloween costumes (Jesus, Austin Powers, Catholic school girl), pouches and purses. I think there was approximately a decade there when I didn't wear *any* jeans that weren't somehow customized. (Oh, how I wish I had a picture of those bell-bottomed jeans I made with the orange pom-pom fringe down the legs!!!)
Then, I moved to Japan! My crafting options switched completely around and I rediscovered calligraphy! And, my tendency to keep/collect/seek out interesting pieces of paper went into overdrive. When it neared time for me to move back to the states (after 5 years), I realized that I couldn't justify paying to move boxes of receipts, fliers, envelopes and scrap paper across the ocean just because it had Japanese on it. So, I started making postcard sized collages. If it was art, I *could* justify moving it!
Since being back in the states, I've rediscovered cross stitch, started embroidering, and continued making postcards, bookmarks and journals mostly out of junk mail and found materials.
I've been lurking (I think that might be the first time I've ever used that word!) on this site for a few months, joined a month ago and just posted my first project today. So, nice to be here! Nice to meet you! I'm stoked, because I really think Craftster is pretty rad!