Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hi, my name is Robyn and I don't blog.

At least that's what I've been telling myself and a certain insistent friend for a while now.

I do, however, craft. I inherited a compulsive need to make, which you'd know if you saw my stash of afghans, doilies, embroidery and quilts passed down from my grandmothers and their mothers before them. (These inspirational crafters, my grandmothers, were named Viola Mae and Pearl White.) And I can't leave out my own mother, who kept me in handmade clothes as a kid. She continues to inspire me with her DIY attitude and artistic ability.

So, this crafty blog is named after my grandmothers, but it isn't exactly a tribute to them, although they're as deserving as any dedicated crafters could be. No, it's more a tribute to the past and those things that, at least in my mind, define what was best about it: a focus on family, a handmade home, cooking from scratch, prudent, DIY sensibilities and a simple, sincere faith in God.

It's quite possible that my mother and the aforementioned friend are the only two people who will ever read this blog. So here you go, ladies.


Larissa Holland said...

first comment on first post!
I'm very excited. VERY excited. Now I get to see all the cool stuff you come up with on a (hopefully?) sort of regular basis.
I love the pictures of your grandmothers, and your new banner.
I checked out Disdressed. So cool.

Robyn said...

Larissa, I'm not making any promises at this point about post frequency - but I'm hoping this will be a kick in the pants to finish some WIPs!

Unknown said...

Welcome to the blogging world. Can't wait to see your projects on here!

HeARTworks said...

Hello from the Philippines! I'm sure you'll enjoy blogging and making friends! God bless you!
:^) patsy

Ivy Mae said...

Congratulations on a new blog! Looking forward to seeing what you do! Have fun!

Olivia Craig said...

Hi, welcome to the world of blogging! I'm Olivia, Larissa's friend and Molly Monkey pattern tester. I'm sure if she has pushed you to do this blog you MUST have wonderful crafty stuff to share with the world. I look forward to seeing your wonderfulness!

Adrienne said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! I am new at this too!

Anonymous said...

Hello Robyn! Got linked to you from Larissa's blog, and excited to see what creations you have to share. Its so wonderful to be able to learn Christian moms that share my need for creativity. I adore Larissa's creations, her girlfriends must be pretty talented too!

Will check back often, don't worry - you have readers!!

Robyn said...

Hey, everyone, thanks so much for the comments and well wishes! Yay! And thanks, Larissa, for sending me some readers. Now the pressure's really on!

Nadine said...

Hi Robyn - Just wanted to let you know that I too just took the blog plunge! I have always enjoyed looking at everybody's blogs and now am excited to start my own!
I look forward to visiting yours often!

Anonymous said...

Just came over from "your insistent friend"'s blog :) and I have not made the blog plunge myself yet... just wanted to wish you the best in your blogging and looking forward to seeing your creations!

candy said...

love you cape! can you post the exact way you cut the fabric out?

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