Hi I’m PL but all my online friends know me as Mod Girl. I got that name mainly because I have a love for the mod culture from back in the 60’s and 70’s. And yes, I am old enough to remember that time, lol. I have been crafting things for a very long time. I was around 5 years old when I first got the crafting bug, lol. We went to vacation bible school as a child and after services we would do crafts for the rest of the day until it was time to go home. I loved everything about crafting. We did all sorts of crafts like painting plaster of paris molds, paper mache, traditional scrapbooking, etc..
As I got older I would learn to sew my own clothes, make pillows, curtains, knit and crochet all sorts of things, I would make macrame hangers, I learned tatting, embroidery, machine quilting, etc… I also learned how to upholster furniture too.
When I got married I decided to start making quilts to sell. Over the years, I have made hundreds of quilts in all sizes imaginable. After I was married for a bit, hubby told me one day that he really hated his job so he was going to go find a better one. I told him that if he wanted to help me he could cut quilts and I would sew them. We were a team for awhile and I made enough money at that time so I could afford to pay all the bills and have some money left over too.
As soon as family members learned of our quilt business however, they started asking for home made quilts for themselves. It was becoming too much of a problem and finally I gave up making quilts and hubby went back to regular work. Then I went the complete opposite way and learned everything I could about computers. I became a web designer and would create web pages for clients who needed them. On the side I would help others with computer problems when their computers would mess up or stop working. It was a job that was rewarding but it wasn’t crafting and I was beginning to miss it terribly. Finally when everyone started going the easy way of web design as things were becoming more automated, I figured my web design days were behind me.
So, now I am back doing the thing I love the most and that is crafting. I am constantly working on homemade journals and other things like that too. Oh, and recently, I am working on some journal jewelry too. You know, things like tassels, dangles and other sparkly things. Heaven knows I have enough stuff to use to make all these things since all I seem to do is collect things left and right and have been doing so for many years for my crafting.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know a little about me and how I got started with all this crafty stuff, lol.