Hi, and welcome to my blog. I thought it would be fun to have a place where I feature the different crafts I do, could talk about my day, and have a type of diary so to speak. I'm not sure exactly what to say since I have never done this before.
I probably should introduce myself. My name is Alanna, I'm 24 and I love to make things. I love animals and have 2 cats, Murphy and Garfield and a dwarf hamster named Whiskers. My hobbies include: Reading, playing the piano (beginner), crocheting, cross stitch, jewelry making, sewing, soap making, needle felting . I always love to try new things so keep your eyes open for the latest creations!
Here is how and why I got into doing craft shows, and selling my crafts.
About a year and a half ago I was working as an STNA (State Tested Nurse Assistant) when I started getting sick at work, my heart was racing and I was passing out while taking care of the residents. Then one night when that was happening I got a severe migraine, and double vision and finally had to go to the ER. Long story short I continued to pass out, had to stop working and driving, went from taking care of people in wheelchairs to having to use one myself, saw a bunch of doctors to finally being diagnosed as having a condition called dysautonomia. Whew, that's a mouth full. Basically what that means is the part of the brain that controls everything your body does without thinking about it IE: heart rate, blood pressure, digestion etc. doesn't work right in me. I have good days and bad days, on my bad days I use my wheelchair, on good days I use a cane that has a seat on it in case I have to sit down. I don't use those at home because I can feel when I am about to pass out and just sit down.
So here I was depressed, stuck in the house a lot with nothing to do. I started looking for an interesting hobby that I could do sitting down and I found soap making. I took the little money I had left and bought some supplies. Did some craft shows and bought more supplies with the money I made from the craft shows. It is really nice because I can make things on my good days and rest on bad days. No I'm not actually making "profit" or a living or anything, but it supports my hobby so I have something to do. The craft shows are wonderful since I can get out of the house and meet a lot of really nice people.
Anyway that's all for now! Thanks for subscribing to my blog.
For now you can check out my facebook fan pages and my etsy shop at
Needle felting (NEW!) http://facebook.com/sheepishcritters
Feel free to email me too at peachblossomcosmetics(at)gmail.com Just replace (at) with the @ symbol. I don't put a link on to prevent spam. :)