Saturday, March 15, 2008

Just Getting Started

There has bee lots of talk about blogs lately on a group that I belong to, the MN ETSY Street Team. Me not being a blog person asked tons of questions, and boy did I get answers. What wonderful people in my group. I signed up for the blog and let it sit for a couple of days, then this morning while coming too consciousness, I thought about starting today. So here goes.
I am not sure about what the proper way to do this is, but at any rate, here is my thoughts on what I think a blog is.
I have never been much of a craft person, early in life I was busy raising 3 children, and heavens knows besides reading an occasional book, who had time for crafts! My Mom did teach me how to crochet, and I did make blankets galore, then mittens and hats for the kids and the local church I belonged to for the mitten tree. When my last child was born, there were about 15 of us who were having babies around the same time and we decided to form a mothers group. Now picture this,
I said 15 moms, but our town is no bigger than maybe 2500 people (35 kids in the graduating class when my kids graduated). So any way through this Mothers group, I met a few more people I didn't know, one of them was Valerie who was really into sewing. she got the bug into me, and then I started sewing everything. I made infant clothes for my newborn, sleepers for the older kids, shirts and dresses and yes even jeans. My kids loved wearing the clothes I created for them to school. Then I started on older people clothes, and made heavy weight flannel shirts for the men and silk blouses for the ladies. I used to go shopping and run home and hide my material so my husband wouldn't see it. I ordered material from all over the US. specifically for the kids. I sewed making everything, quilts as well as clothes, slipcovers etc and pretty soon people started bring repairs to me. Great way to earn extra money. Did a lot for the NY State Corrections Department as my ex husband was a prison guard and his co workers needed their pants altered in various ways. hen when I moved to MN all crafts stoped as I was busy with my new life trying to find my way.
For more of this interesting "how I got started" please join me again as I continue my story.
Thanks for reading and be sure to please check out my website www.wilmas-whimseys; ebay- whimseypaint; just beads- whimsey and of course Etsy- wilmaswhimseys . Hopefully with the guidance of my team members I will be able to start an esty mini so you can see some of my work. so till my next writing,,,,,,,,,,



Kellybot said...

What a wonderful start to your blog! I think you're on the right track. We'll have to show you how to upload photos so you can put some in your blog posts.

Sara said...

Way to to, Wilma! I look forward to reading more.

Glorious Hats said...

Yep, good start. Glad you are getting your toes into blog-land.

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