Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I'm finally starting a blog of my own after reading others' blogs for years. The main reason behind starting is I've decided my word of the year for 2011 will be Create. The plan is to make something everyday. It will be mostly crafting and jewelry making but some times cooking or decorating. I've been using a journal to keep track of what I make but thought a blog would be more fun.

I bought a booth at a local craft fair which will take place on March 5. My creating for February has been dedicated to getting enough inventory ready. I plan to sell necklaces, bracelets, and earrings as well as watercolor paintings, notecard sets, and some of my other favorite crafts.

A little about me...

I'm a 22 year old college student studying History/Art History. I would like to teach one or the other. I live with my fiance, our two Great Pyrenees, and one kitten in our first house. We are in love with making it our own cozy corner of the world.

Some of my hobbies are jewelry making, watercolor painting, photography, collaging, and making ATCs. I've been making jewelry since high school. I'm not an expert and, as a college student, I can't buy precious stones. I mostly use glass beads. I've always loved the look of watercolors. I took a class two years ago and recently started painting again. Collaging and making ATCs is also something I enjoy a lot. I like the challenge of the small canvas. As part of my year of daily creating, I'd like to improve my photography skills. Forgive me if my photos start out poorly.

I love watching my favorite TV shows. Supernatural and Doctor Who are tied for first. Others I like are The Big Bang Theory, Being Human, Firefly, Fringe, Pushing Daisies, How I Met Your Mother, The IT Crowd, Stargate SG-1, and Avatar: the Last Airbender.

I love reading. When I'm not reading textbooks, I like novels by Neil Gaiman, the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings. I'll read pretty much anything interesting it fantasy, biography, historical, etc.

I've recently joined Swap-Bot (username maybejustperhaps) and really enjoy getting things in the mail besides bills.

I'm working on a Geography class semester project and am collecting currency from as many different countries as possible. If you'd like to trade, send me an email or PM on Swap-Bot.

Besides posting about my daily creations, I'm still coming up with ideas for blog posts. I'd love to join some link parties or day of the week posts...things like Music Monday or Bead Table Tuesday. What kinds of posts are your favorites for blogging community building?


  1. Ohh, I am excited to see the stuff you make. I love your ATC's and Watercolors.

  2. Great I'm your first follower-love your cat ,he's like my cat babs!!

  3. Hi, I'm trashybetty from Swap-Bot! Love the blog! I'm now a follower! You can check me out @

  4. :) And, I am leaving yet another comment- haha- I do love the colors of you background!!

  5. Yes, beautiful background colors. Sounds like you have tons on your plate. Very fun!! Can't wait to read/see all the things you are up too. Those Great White Pyrenees dogs are excellent. We used to have them protect the sheep in the field across the road from wolves. Wonderful dogs! Watercolor is my favorite medium. Sometimes hard to control which is what I like. :) TangoAlphaMike *swapbot*

  6. Hi Kala!

    I'm so proud of you for starting your blog. I know how hard it is to finally just execute when you know you've been wanting to do it for so long. Very admirable. And I love that "create" is your these for 2011. You are really talented and have a lot to offer. I also love making my home a cozy corner, complete with art made by friends and family as well as my own creations. And I love harry potter! :) I'm really looking forward to seeing your work and seeing how your blog progresses. It will be a fun journey for you. I know it has been for me. Thanks so much for sharing with me!

    Becca (BPositive) from swap-bot

  7. Good for you gor getting going. I am just starting too, and find it to be quite rewarding. I hope that you find continued inspiration in your blogging!

  8. What a great job you are doing on the "start" of your blog!! I would love to ee some pics of your ATC's!!

  9. Congratulations on starting your blog! It looks wonderful already. You asked what people like in terms of blogging community building. I find that a great way to connect with others is by participating in link parties held by other blogs.

    Ann (freespirit66)

  10. I hope you love blogging! I know I do! mamatoallie on swapbot

  11. Hope to see more posts up sooon!!!! Ichigoshortcake xx

  12. Welcome to the blogging world. I can't wait to see some of your creative work.

    swapbot - stampkrl

  13. I am really new the blogger too, it seems like agreat way to organise things :)
    Enjoying your blog so far!

  14. LOVE your blog! I just started one this year also! (please come visit!) I'm w/ wordpress only because my dh is on that too & if i need help w/ things on my blog, he can answer them.

    leecytx from swap-bot

  15. Your motivational word Create for this year is awesome. My challenge has been the same to try and create something new everyday, whether it be cooking, a different housekeeping technique, or my favorite manipulating paper into the idea that is in my head.:)

    Stefenfetchit via Swap-bot FMB#2

  16. Thanks for coming by my blog Kala! Ya my swap-bot profile say i'm into plastic canvas needlepointing....I haven't done it for awhile but gotta get back into I need to my a flowergirl basket for my neices wedding.
    If you check my recape of 2010 Blog I'm pretty sure i have a few things i have made from pc.
    Your valentines are really cute!!

  17. Welcome to blogger! I hope school is going well for you. I'm a college student too. Happy swapping!

  18. im new to SB too, I think i Just like snail mail, its a bit more personal than FB and such.

    - PolsPhoto via SB

  19. Hi there! I just started a blog in the New Year so am interested to see how yours is turning out! I also love making jewellery, as well as Doctor Who, and reading Neil Gaiman/Tolkien etc... although my blog is just about the jewellery making :-)