Sunday, July 19, 2009

First Attempt @ Blogging/Intro

Why is it now-a-days that everyone has a blog? I guess it's one of those things I'm just going to have to start doing.

And maybe it's for the best. At the very least it can be a public diary of sorts. There always seems to be so much going on in my head. Think I can focus? Those that know me best will smile and tell you 'no way'! haha At any rate, I plan on keeping this blog up to date sharing great news about my business venture and a bit about my personal life. :o)

So how did MadeByAmber begin?

Welp, I've always been a crafty gal. Crochet, knitting, macrame, cross stitch--anything to do with yarn. But during my divorce in 2007 I decided it was time to make some extra money outside of my main j-o-b. I began with crochetted items, diaper cakes and my friends expanded me into label making for chocolate-covered babyshower labels and the like. I seemed to always be searching for those things I could do fast, and it was ALL FUN! :)

Then around holiday time of 2009 (when I was back together with my ex-hubby and living in Kansas) I decided to make gifts for my co-workers and friends as gifts. The result? The fabulous boa scarf! I made about 14 of them and gave them as gifts. But they didn't sell. They are super cute but took about 4 hours to create, and no one wanted to buy them for more than $20. :o(

I also made great jewelry for the ex-laws. There are so many fabulous ladies in the Holt family, and I wanted to decorate them all. :o) So I was bit by the jewelry bug. It's totally addictive!!
From the jewelry came the thread earrings! I ADORE this look, but everytime I purchased a pair they would break so easily. I knew I could make them better. But, of course there is no tutorial online to show me how to do it, so I took matters into my own hands. My first attempts were awful. But I finally got it right. :o)

I still enjoy crochet and am exploring the wonderous world of henna. More on that to come!

Until next time! Thank you so much for your support! If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up for my newsletters, and follow my business on twitter! :o)

Be Fabulous!

Amber :o)

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