About Me

Me with 8 blankets I made as Christmas gifts in 2010.
I'm just a hard working girl from Idaho who loves to create. I spent a couple years as a public school teacher and coach. I loved it. Teaching is incredibly hard work but can be very rewarding. I wanted my blog title to say something about me and I felt like An Apple for the Crafter was the perfect way to tip my hat to my old profession.

My husband and I moved to the D.C. area and I spent a year unemployed. There were times I felt a little stir-crazy but I feel grateful that I had the time to explore some of my hobbies. I spent most of 2010 sewing. I have determined that 2011 will be the year I get some scrapbooking done! I already have 6 pages complete!

I am willing to try most crafts at least once. I have sewn, crocheted, knitted, cross-stitched, scrapbooked, painted, and generally re-purposed.

  • The first item I crocheted is still in a Wal-Mart bag. I epically failed at it. My "blanket" turned into the equivalent of a Christmas tree skirt. I did however succeed in making a very small, very simple blanket for a friend who lost her baby. I plan to try my hand at it again in the future. 
  • I'm teaching myself to knit right now. I bought a kit and some yarn to make a scarf. If all goes well I will represent Griffindor proudly by next winter. 
  • I sew blankets not clothes. If you want clothes, check out http://astitchsublime.blogspot.com/
  • I can cross-stitch but I'm still in my first attempt at creating my own pattern.
  • Scrapbooking was my first real hobby and it still holds a special place in my heart. My skills have improved tremendously since I started. I love CTMH products.
  • Painting is easy; it just takes courage. If you have the guts to fail, you can paint well. :)
So come along with me. We'll try our hand at a few things. I will try to walk you through the process as I try new ideas and I can't wait to hear what ideas you have for me! Thanks for stopping by!


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