Hello! Welcome to my blog!
My name is Marie, and I love crafting! I’ve been crafting ever since I was little, making Barbie clothes out of scraps of fabric and doll furniture out of cardboard. My Mom has been my inspiration. She has kept me captivated with her constant crafting ever since I was a wee one.
I first started “crafting” with paper, my first love. Of course I drew crayon pictures like every-other child, but my real obsession with paper started when I got a pair of dinky pink and black plastic scissors! Those were the days! I made a lot of confetti (my Mom wasn’t pleased…) and bedding for my toy gerbils cage. It wasn’t long until I updated to a pair of lime green Crayola scissors that had more cutting power then the previous pair. Ah, I was 6 then…. One day I decided that paper wasn’t enough to satisfy my cutting craze, so I cut my hair…. Bye, bye lime green scissors….
With my scissors gone, I tried crocheting. It took a bit, but I managed to learn it, and a little tiny afghan for my dollhouse was made. I quickly forgot about crochet and moved on to plastic canvas. I used to get those awesome little plastic canvas kits from the dollar store, with those giant plastic needles that could hardly fit through the plastic canvas holes. So fun! I eventually moved on to sharper needles and started making “designer” Barbie clothes and accessories. They were certainly one-of-a-kind pieces!
Hot glue gun was my next big thing! I still have a sweater made out of an old sock that I used hot glue gun to whip together for Barbie’s boyfriend, Ken. Pretty snazzy! I glued together cardboard to make Barbie furnature too. Ah, to be young again!
My Mom taught me to knit when I was 13. I had quite a bit of ambition, and started knitting a bubblegum pink sweater. It took me a long time to make and it didn’t turn out like the picture! Mine was stiff and really bell shaped (no, I never wore it in public, nor at home….)
In my older teen years, I learned to sew a little better (no more of those raw, raveling edges), went back to crochet, and tried out woodcarving. My Mom does beautiful wood carvings. Ducks and loons are her specialty. She has carved, wood burned, and painted so many all through my life! I remember when I was really little, my Mom had a large wood burned duck she carved for Dad. I used to play with it, and walk around with it on a pillow. It was my little pet. Anyways, learning to wood carve isn’t as easy as my Mom made it look!
Right now I am crafting in all the ways I used to (and yes, I have those lime green scissors back!). There are SO many crafts out there yet to learn. Lace-making is on top of my list!
Lately, I’ve tried to turn my crafting love into a little business on Etsy.com: www.modfarmgirl.etsy.com. Fell free to check it out.
Well, that’s a bit about me! God Bless!!!