I’m an avid crafter, and I love cooking and baking vegetarian/vegan foods. I’m a nail technician and a sales associate at Michael’s Art’s & Crafts. When I’m not working, I’m crafting and spending time with my husband and our pupperoni, Roscoe. I made my first shirt when I was 5 years old on my little, yellow, plastic sewing machine. I have my Mom to thank for that! I always remember crafting with her since before I can remember.
After finding out that my husband and I would have a very slim chance of conceiving, we went through the *oh-so-fun* process of IVF. You can read my story HERE. After just one cycle, we got pregnant, and are expecting our first little bundle of joy December 2013! We’re ecstatic and patiently waiting the arrival of our little one!
Good luck with the blog, my honey- vanilla extract for me?????
I’m founder of http://www.walkedthru.com – which is actually a blog community. We’re currently recruiting bloggers, of all subjects and professions to contribute.
I think your blog is a fantastic example of what we are looking for – it is fun, specific, informative, and has great imagery.
So with that I would love to invite you to visit our community, and to ask you if you would like us to list your blog under WalkedThru Crafting perhaps?
Luke ‘SkyWalker’ Connelly
Wow! That would be great! That sounds really cool, and thank you for including diary of a mad crafter for your blog community! Does it require me to do anything extra, or do you just link my page to yours?
Fantastic! That’s great – we feel your blog is perfect for our community. If you’d like we can send you more details via email.
Look forward to hearing from you soon!
We’re so glad your here 🙂
Well, thank you!!! Glad I’m here too! 🙂
I just went to michales and got everything to make those little Polaroid charms and was surprised that everything I needed was there!! I am excited to start crafting!!
Yeah, it’s really hard for me to work there because of that reason! Lol I’d love to see it once you’re done! I think I’m going to try to set up a board on pinterest for people to post pictures of stuff they’ve made from my blog, but if you put it up on your blog let me know!
just stumbled across your blog and I love it!
I used to be very into textiles but I haven’t been crafty lately, your blog is truly an inspiration!
Thanks! That means so much 🙂
beautiful blog n uve made it look so simple!! Loved the polaroid charm 🙂 Too gud..
Keep writing madcrafter 🙂 you really inspire me;)
N if you wanna know sumthing very similar in our blogs, you may just visit me n b surprised :))
Thanks a lot! And LoOove the theme you chose for your blog! 😉
I luv ur theme too 🙂 n more so ur blog especially with the cute stuff!! Catch u soon gal..
WHOOPY! I just saw your blog on Freshly Pressed today and I am just in awe of your creative crafts!
Thanks a lot! That means so much! 🙂
Pinterest is BRILLIANT. And the biggest time-consumer ever!
Yes, yes it is! lol
You have such an amazing and creative blog! Very inspirational. I’ll try to do the teacup bookmark =)
Than you so much! I’d love to see it if you do! 🙂
You have been nominated for a Kreativ Blogger Award. Enjoy!
Wow! I am honored!! 🙂 thank you so much!
You’re welcome! And thank you for all the great posts 🙂
I love Roscoe! He looks similar to my dog… is he a lab/pointer mix by any chance?
Thank you, I do too!! 🙂 He could possibly be one or both of those. We know for sure that he’s a border collie mix, and we suspect there’s some sort of terrier, I’ve thought there might be lab in him too. We adopted him from a rescue shelter, so they don’t know for sure. Thanks for commenting! 🙂
I’ve got to say, the new theme looks fantastic and oh-so-inviting!
Thank you so much!! 🙂
Hey Missy! Just popped a link to your blog on the Clouds of Colour Fbook page! x
Ohhh awesome!!! Thank you soooo much, I’m going to add you now! Well, from my Facebook. diary of a mad crafter has yet to get a Facebook lol
Haha sweeet az 😀
I really love your blog! An inspiration!!
Ohhh thanks so much!! I’m a mad crafter for comments like this!! 🙂
i really like your blog, and i think a lot of other people do otherwise you haven’t been chosen for all those awards, my congratulations. I would be pleased if you would have a look at my blog =))
Thank you so much for the sweet words 🙂 I just started following you, as a nail tech, love the nail polish tutorials!! 🙂
Cute blog! Do you have an email address where we can chat with you?
Yes I do! Diaryofamadcrafter@hotmail.com 🙂
Good morning! I know that some of you have already seen the post, but I want to “officially” let each of you know that you were nominated by your blogging friends for the “Good Neighbor Award!” Congratulations! 🙂 Best, Katherine http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/good-neighbor-award-winners-2/
Pinteres is the best invention ever! I realy love it!
Thank you for your great blog!
Hahah that it is!!! 🙂 Thank you Kerstin!
I need your crafting superpowers, Mad Crafter! :O
What do you think I can do with an old leather jacket (it’s big)?
And pleated skirts?
Thank you 🙂
Ooooh hmmm….well if you can’t make the jacket smaller, you can always cut it up and use the fabric for something! Like a bag, purse, wallet, or some sort of accessory! And for the skirts, if you don’t want to wear them as skirts, you could refashion them into shirts and add straps, take them in, orrrrr make them into bags?? Bags would be cute!
i hope its not too late, but i nominated you for a lovely blog award, heres the link- http://wp.me/p2O1kw-4N
I just would like to say the i love your blog/post. The way that you write is so informal and unpretentious.
I am passionate about creating/making all sort of things and you have been inspiring me a lot!
All the best!
Oh wowwww that is so sweet! Thank you so much Paula! Comments like this is what keeps me blogging. I’m so glad I’ve been inspiring you 🙂 You just made my day, thank you again, and happy crafting! 🙂
You are very inspiring!
Ohhh! Thank you so much!!
I have a challenge for you! Everyone has vases left over from when you receive flowers but obviously we aren’t going to buy 6 million sets of flowers to refill them (exaggerating!). What can you come up with when it comes to re-purposing vases? Please help as I have about 15 that I need to do something with. Some are straight tubes, some are hour glass shaped, etc. Any ideas?
I too have a lot of vases! lol I of course save all of them, but I never thought of what to to reuse them for…hmmm….here are some thoughts!
-Fill with decorative things to display (shells, shells, marbles, little toys and nick nacks etc.)
-Organize bathroom products (tiny bottles of shampoo/conditioner, soaps, etc)
-Create some sand art in them (haven’t done that in a while!!)
-Tint them with colors and stack them up together to display
-If you’re into fake flowers, make an arrangement
-This ones a little random and creative–fill with something, and glue a flat object to top (plate, decorative wood) to display something on top
-Glue and wrap jute/yarn to cover them as a display or to store things that don’t need to be seen
-If you’re super crafty, and handy, decorate, paint, or fill them up with something and turn it into a base for a lamp (this one I don’t think I could even do though!)
-Fill it up with candy
-Glue pictures to them as a display
-Depending on size and shape, use them as candle holders
-Orrrr, you can hint at everyone you know to buy you some flowers to fill them up! 😉 lol
That’s all I got! I hope I helped in any way! 🙂
Your blog and momoftwosalums inspired me to start teaching in our area privately. I have started to document some of my sessions in my blogs with their projects since two of my students had never touched a sewing machine before and after a few sessions are banging out projects. http://layedbacklife.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/new-sewing-student/ http://layedbacklife.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/new-student-part-two-baby-blanket/ are just two examples of some of the works. Thank you for the inspiration.
Oh wowwwww, this just made me smile SO BIG! I’m so happy to hear that 🙂 I’m now following to see all the projects done….this is so exciting! Go you!
I am watching your blogs for inspiration…THANK YOU so much 🙂
I’ve nominated you for the Inspirational Blog Award. I know you have several awards already, but your blog is just so colorful and truly inspirational that I HAD to nominate you! http://letsspace-lift.com/2013/03/02/circle-of-inspiration/
Oh thank you so much!! 😀
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Hello! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find more info here: http://starlightbookreviews.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/versatile-blogger-award/.
Thank you so much!!! 🙂
hey! I love your blog! You are so creative and inspiring! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! It looks like I’m not the only one who is inspired! Congrats!
Thank you so much I’m glad I inspire you! 🙂
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I was just wondering what to do with myself, and then i stumbled upon this blog. you are an inspiration. i’ve decided to continue crafting