Monday, September 1, 2008

Testing, testing, 1..2..3... A little about me...


Okay, here goes nothing.............. So, I am an official geek now, wow! This blogging thing is quite a rush............ I don't really know where to begin.
First off, a guess I'll tell you a little bit about me;
I am almost 50 years old and still don't really know what I want "to be"! I thought I wanted to be a highschool teacher, but found out after a couple of short months after I received my degree, that I absolutely hated it. So I worked at various jobs until my first child was born and then my full time occupation was that of a MOM...and so it has been for the last 23 years. Meanwhile, in order to save my sanity, I would scrounge up any spare time I could find to put my creative energies to work. I enjoyed all sorts of crafts and even started a craft group that met up once a month. These were all women with small children as myself that craved a little slice of "me time" in their ever revolving world of diapers, naps, play dates and tantrums. Oh, how I would count down the days until our next meeting! We were all starving for adult contact and when that included a mindless craft, coffee and dessert, and our endless stories of frustrating mommyhood mishaps....well, that was just what the doctor ordered! Laughing at ourselves and others, it felt like the "sisterhood of the traveling craft- therapy group".

27 comments:

EmBee said...

It's freakin' SNOWING!!!
You really ARE a freakin' GENIUS!!!

Awwww, my little crafty friend is all growed up now and gots herself a blog.... I'm SO proud. I'm wiping away tears of motherly pride.
;-)

Blog Stalker said...

Welcome to the blogging world!

glad to have you among us.

Now get to posting!

Chari said...

Hello! I really just stumbled upon your blog, Santa!!! So happy that you decided to do one! Well, just wanted to stop in and say Hi...and wish you luck and loads of fun with your new blog!!!

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)

PS...hoping that you use this site to show off some of your fabulous Santas!!!

bj said...

OOOO, I had NO idea you had a blog. I hope I didn't show your beautiful porch when you were planning to do the same...it won't hurt one thing for you to blog about it, too. There's so many ladies out there that don't see my blog that might see yours!! Again, I am sorry if I stepped out of line. Guess I'd better check these things more closely.

So glad to have you in blogland..you will have so much fun. Now...I am going back and add to my posting that you have a blog and where it is...
love, bj

beddow said...

Heard about your blog from BJ, your Santas are so unique. Good luck with your blog.


Betty
Beddow from RMS

Kathysue said...

Hi, we met on rms and I just found out you have a blog. Congratulations for the new adventure. I enjoy your spaces on rms and now I have another place to visit you. Looking forward to more. Will we see some inspiration for fall? You are so talented and we can all use a little inspiration

Cottage Rose said...

Hello and welcome to the land of blogging. We are happy to have you share in our lives. Love your Santas. I also am in love with your porch, I was just at BJ's. How pretty every thing looks.
Have a great weekend,

Hugs;
Alaura

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Welcome...and nice to meet you
I found your blog through BJ's and had admired your spaces and santas on RMS. I'll be adding you to my blog list and will check back often.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Tam

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Welcome to Blogland!!! Loving your blog!!! You and I have something in common...still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up either! LOL
No, you don't have to join the club to come...you can come to the meetings several times before you join. Since we don't have a meeting this month, I'll be out in the main meeting room around 7:15...looking forward to meeting you in person!
Susan

Tricia said...

I am a Santa collector and love your web site. Congraturaltiona

Gollum said...

Hi, Santamaker! I found you--been running all the way to get here. Congratulations on your new blog!

Pam said...

I love your spaces on RMS and just found your blog through Susan's blog. I am happy to see you're doing this and look forward to your posts. :) Pam (pc25)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

So happy to find your blog! I saw your pretty porch on another blog. You make Santas? I collect them!!!
I'll be back to visit often! Come see me!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi and welcome to blogland...I came over from BJ's...isn't she the best...she's been my patient mentor in getting my lil ole blog going...Please come by to see me sometime. ;-) Bo

Lynne said...

Congrats on starting your new blog..I was excited to see you had created a blog..and on my birthday no less...lol... I found you had over at Susan's Betweennapsontheporch. I'll certainly be adding you to my list of blogs to visit daily ...girlfriend you should have come to tell me...I'd have been here with bells on...
hugs ~lynne~

Pinky said...

I am so happy to have found your blog, got here from Gollum's. As I have said in the past your talents are amazing. How could we get a copy of the magazine you have been published in??? Love these blogs, keep up the good work! Pinky in Landenberg, Pa.

Naz said...

I found your blog via Susan's Porch blog and I'll be visiting you from now on. I always enjoyed your spaces on RMS and I know your blog will be equally successful. Great job so far, good luck.

Diane said...

Welcome to blogland!

I just saw your comment on Susan's blog about The Classy Flea. OOOHHH, I wish I could go to The Flea too! You ladies will just have to tell us about the treasures that you find!

I love all your spaces on RMS & I'm adding your to my daily blog must reads. ;0}

Diane

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Santa maker ! BJ told me to come over here and see you,and I gotta do what BJ says , so here I am ! So glad to meet you, just jump into blogging with both feet, your gonna love it!
Come see me sometime!Your always welcome!

Sweet Designs said...

Hi Santamaker, and welcome to blogland, it really is quite fun, you will enjoy yourself I am sure. I love your Santas, I love collecting them too. I am sure Christmas around your home is so pretty with all your beautiful Santas.

tardevil said...

Hi, Santa! So glad you have a blog! Was wondering how you learned to upholster? Would love to learn also (so if you have a book or something to suggest, I'd appreciate it). I'm also a HUGE Santa collector (vintage & new), so I, too, would love to see more of your work. Hope to show some if I can figure how to download some rooms by Christmas. Have only lived here 1 year, so the house is still a WIP. Had mentioned on your RMS "former" dining room space that I had lived in Gamecock country previously. By chance, you didn't live in Ascot, did you? I had a neighbor there who attended auctions weekly. Never made it to one, as by the time I got unpacked, my husband informed me we were moving again. Loved the Columbia Antique Mall downtown (shout out to my fellow Tarheel!) Looking forward to reading your blogs! LOL!

santamaker said...

Hi Tardevil,
i just learned upholstery through trial and error.. just go to a thrift store and buy a cheap chair and use it for practice. When we lived in sc, we lived in the NE area. Woodcreek Farms. I have a couple of friends that live in Ascot. This was only my second auction. What fun!!!
Thanks for dropping by. Can't wait to see your collection!
be good,
santa

tardevil said...

Hi Santamaker,
Thanks for the quick response! Will have to get the nerve up to tackle re-upholstering. Haven't tried an auction yet either, but it's on my "Ta Do" list. Enjoying your blog. Looking forward to reading more!

tardevil said...

Good morning Santa:

I thought of you, so I had to drop by leave you some info. I was playing on Horchow's website, and saw they have their "seasonal" Santas posted. Thought you might want to take a look...if you haven't already. I'm not into the Southwestern look, but I thought the Sante Fe one was really pretty. Please take a look if you get some free time & haven't already. http://www.horchow.com click on seasonal, then santas. Have a great weekend!

santamaker said...

Tardevil, thanks so much for telling me about the santas on the Horchows website. It's always great to get some inspiration.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Oh Girl, your santa's are so beautiful. You are so talented! I loved the story of your life too...I know it must have felt so wonderful having that group meeting with the girls that you got started, I didn't have anything like that when mine were little.... you did great getting that started and I can imagine how much fun it was....I wish I would have had the internet way back then, don't you?! I think the stay at home mom's of today have a great support through internet friends.... that share the same interests and have the same things in common. God Bless all them all out there. I loved your story. I don't know how you found my blog, but I'm glad you did, because now I know about you and I will be visiting you! Have a great day!
xoxo,
Queenie!

Smilingsal said...

BJ sent me. Welcome to Blogland. Come visit me.
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/