Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hello and thanks for stopping in to vist...

Happy March 12th~

My name is "Kat"... that's short for "Kathleen" and my mother is the only one that ever called me that (and then she only used it when she was angry!)
Welcome to my little corner of the World Wide Web! My family and friends recommended I start this online journal as an outlet for some of my creativity ... and to share some of my art that's taking over a large part of our living space. I think they were truly shocked to know that I'm not the only one with fabric brimming out of her sewing room and a project here and there around the closet is safe, no drawer goes unburdened ... it multiplies all on it's own. Doesn't it? That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I am the proud momma of a beautiful 9 year old darling girl named "Rachel" and the adoring wife of the love of my life, "Chris". February marked all of our birthdays and I will just tell you that I celebrated the ?th anniversary of my 39th year :O) We share our home with two adorable Mini Schnauzers named "Sophie" and "Clawdia"... these fur children think they are the youngest people in the house ... Cutest question my small one asked: What's a dog, mommy? Aren't the girls my sisters? :O)

I have a tendency to ramble, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage, and come sit and visit with me a bit as I contemplate the fabric universe and sip my ever present cup of coffee...

My feeble attempt at self expression starts now!

Curiosity may kill the cat, but this Kat is a "Jill of all trades" when it comes to crafting. I feel the need to try just about every new thing that comes out in the magazines, and have a very full studio to show for it! My biggest crafting love is my sewing machine ... make that machines, as one is never enough. God forbid one be in the shop and the fever of a new idea not be able to be expressed!

I do sew love to sew! and entered my very first "Dress A Doll" contest at the tender age of 12. Much to my surprise and joy, I proudly took home a 3rd place ribbon and a check for $25.00. The addiction was started and thirty odd years later, I am currently making "Art Dolls". I was gifted a copy of Pattie Culea's latest book and fell in love with the cover doll. Of course, I had to make her! Then I found Sherry Goshon's patterns and oh, my! Online doll classes were mentioned ... I'd never heard of such a thing, but talk about an addiction waiting to happen? There are soo many wonderful patterns and classes available ... Whew! It's a good thing I gave up shopping for Lent ... I need at least 40 days to catch up with what I've already signed up for :O) My sewing room is going to need more shelves to hold all my creations, that is if I ever get around to making bodies for all the heads I've done so far!

I must admit, I am a self confessed "Fabric-a-holic" and have become a bit of a hoarder when it comes to the velvety softness of a nice piece of cotton or the brilliance of a hand dyed batik. And the fiber arts! Well, don't even get me started! My coffers runeth over with the projects it will take me a life time of life times to complete. Yet, I still find myself pouring over the catalogues and online sites ... drooling over that pattern or this piece of fine cloth that just has to become a new member of my family. (Quilting is another passion I have been pursuing for about the last 9 years; but that's a story for another day...)

Today marks the first day of my blog. A funny name for an online diary, isn't it? I wonder where it came from? I may have to look that up one night when I can't sleep and am all caught up with my endless list of things to do. Will that day ever come? thinks.....not?

Until the next time...Kreatively yours,

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