A few years back I used to be a crafty girl. I loved doing all kinds of crafts but mostly paper stuff like book making and journals. The only problem (at least in my head) was that I loved vintage. Now vintage was popular for awhile and I couldn’t get enough of vintage papers, pictures and ephemera but like everything else it’s popularity fell off. While I was still doing vintage crafts everyone else started doing beautiful contemporary crafts with citrus colors, etc. Great stuff just not my style.
Now I know what you’re thinking. Who cares? Do what you enjoy. Unfortunately I wasn’t quite there yet so I quit my crafting and pursued my genealogy research with a vengeance. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my genealogy blogging, writing and research. I still do but found I miss my crafting more and more. Then I had an “AHA” moment.
The vintage crafting that I loved fit in exactly with my genealogy. (I know you’re saying “Duh” but it was a surprise to me!!) Why can’t I merge the two into Crafting Genealogy? Well I can and so Crafting Genealogy has been born. On occasion I’ll share whatever project I’m working on. It will be a mix of my own family pics, vintage papers, ideas and inspiration I’ve gotten from Pinterest.
My hope is to satisfy my crafty need to create using genealogy as the backdrop. Then maybe my kids will ask questions about our family history as I’m crafting and maybe some seeds will be sewn for future genealogists!
Just look for my Crafting Genealogy in the menu bar. It’ll be fun!