Introducing: What I Made Last Weekend

Hi, I’m Jess and this is my blog dedicated to all things handmade. I hope the title is self-explanatory: I’m here to share my part-time adventures in creating. I work a full-time job, and make in my precious, limited, free time.

I’ve been making – whether that’s crocheting, knitting, sewing – since I was very young. I used to crochet outfits for my stuffed animals in elementary school. In high school my best friend and I would sew crazy outfits and Halloween costumes and knit hats for our friends. In college, I made some of my own clothes when I couldn’t find items I wanted at reasonable prices.

Recently, I have come back to creating and I am working to cultivate a “creative practice” in my life. At first, I thought I needed to create for stress relief. But I’ve learned that the pride of creating something with your own two hands touches something deeper in us than just reducing our stress levels. A creative practice, whatever that looks like for you, has the potential to add joy to your life. I’m here for those who want to experience, or recapture, the joy of creating. I hope to provide ideas and inspiration to my readers and I’m happy to share with you my quest for the perfect handmade version of everything.

I have to be honest though, I’m not just excited, I’m also nervous. Writing about what I love to make seems like my most natural fit in the making community, but I worry my writing/posting time will start to eclipse my actual making time. For that reason, I won’t promise to post with a certain frequency. I think there are a few things I can commit to though, so I’ll lay those out here at the outset.

My commitments:

First, I promise to only bring you content that has the potential to add value to your life. I don’t want to be a content creator, I want to be a value creator! I am here to share my own creative pursuits, and the way they add value in my life, and hopefully help you discover ideas and inspiration for your own creative endeavors.

Second, I’ve paid good money to keep my site free of intrusive advertising and other internet chaos. If you notice anything like that on my site, please let me know using the contact form and I will do what it takes to remove it. I am committed to keeping this a relaxing space.

Until We Meet Again,

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