Thursday, July 14, 2011

A First Love

When I discovered Etsy, it was truly a beautiful day. How can you not love almost everything on there? Seriously. Quite honestly, if I had a million dollars I would blow it all on Etsy. Every vintage purse, handmade bracelet, magnetic chalkboard, vinyl wall art, made-to-order paper maiche figurine... everything! We are talking some serious love here people.

Today, I would like to introduce the first thing that guided me to one of my first loves. I was blog-hopping one day and came across the CUTEST wreath. It was different shades of baby blue yarn with glass balls, lettering and all sorts of amazingness. It was vintage, whimsical and modern all at once... needless to say, I was in love.

That is how I found Agnes at Knock Knocking. Here is just a sampling of the awesome things she creates:


They are seriously like little pieces of candy, I want to just eat each one! The detail she puts into each one is just perfection.

After my second son was born I attempted to re-create one of these... needless to say, I did not do it justice. For those who want to save some money it is possible and I will post a tutorial at a later date.

On the other hand, if I had a million dollars I would buy hundreds of these wreaths.

Monday, July 11, 2011

An Introduction

Hi, my name is Eliza. I think first posts are always the hardest, you never quite know what to say. I guess I'll start from the beginning. A few months ago I created this blog so I could showcase some of the crafting I do or things that I love. Needless to say it got put on the backburner for awhile... a long while. Now, I think what I really want this blog to be about is my journey to be truly happy in doing the things that I love. I love be crafty and creative. I love quilting. I love my family. Slowly, but surely I am hoping that I can learn to love me.

There's another side to this blog I haven't mentioned yet. In this process of self-discovery I am also on a mission to become healthier. I weigh 258.6 pounds. The say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. I think I will call this my first step to "discovery". So there it is, my weight. For all to see.

I'll also admit I have somewhat of a food addiction. Food has been one of my greatest friends. I know it sounds silly, but I have built somewhat of a relationship with it over the past 3 years. I now feel that our relationship has grown a little sour. When I look at my body, I see what that relationship has done to me over time and I can't help feeling betrayed.

So, here are my goals:

1. Replace my love of food with my passion for doing all and any things crafty.

2. Find beauty and happiness in life.

3. Become healthy by exercising daily and eating nutritious foods.

This will be one heck of a journey, but I am so excited and ready!