Taking a break

by CourTney

I’m heading to the beach for a nice week of nothingness and knitting. No phone! (just the iPad – gotta jot down the thoughts when they come.) i started thinking about all of the randomness that equals my daily wardrobe and it made me remember sewing with my grandma.

Over the years, we’ve sewn halter tops, vests with matching skirts, purses, bags, scrunchies, a suit jacket, and more. I miss sewing.

In our 1 bedroom apartment, we have an office that takes up half the upstairs. Due to some motivation of awesome people at work, and the ok to take over my husbands personnal space, i’ve decided to take over the office and make a sewing room.

Let the crafting begin!

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In the beginning…

by  CourTney

The first entry is always the hardest.  I don’t want to be one of those “Dear Diary” types, but I suppose that gives a focus as to who you are speaking to.  I suppose I need to start with the purpose.  My purpose is to write about the new adventures of starting up a….something.  It’s to small to say company, but it’s a big idea that needs a name.  How about this.  I will introduce the characters…

Hi, my name is CourTney.  I’m an editor.  I sit at work for anywhere between 40 to 90 hours a week. At a desk.  I love to do other things.  Many other things, but one day my life ran away from me.  So, this is me getting it back.  I grew up surrounded by artistic people and need to grab ahold of those values and bring them back to a higher position in my life.  I love to knit, paint, do yoga, sew…<insert other crafts here.>

I live and work in NJ/NY and my BFF <Tara> lives in Ohio.  Tara is my crafty partner in crime.  She taught me to crochet and knit.  When I moved away, part of me hid.  I can’t speak for her, but I think the same type of deal happened with her.  So, this is us, joining forces and crafting together, from afar.    We will both be writing, when the want/need hits us.

This is the journal of our affairs.

To be continued…