Hi there. I'm Danielle and I am so happy to be here. I love to sew but even more I love the thrill of making something that starts in my mind's eye and is translated by my own hands into a tangible creation. For me, figuring out how is most of the fun, which is why I have stuck my tiniest toe into pattern making and I only wish I had more time to attempt all my little design dreams. I am quite excited to have this challenge, and some dedicated time set aside to see if I can do it. I don't actually have a ton of sewing experience friends...and can I just tell you I am nervous! Oh boy do I have some stiff competition or what?
So, I have a blog called My Sparkle, and I write there when I feel inclined. Though the name sort of sounds like it, its not about My Little Pony's or anything like that, but rather a nod to a conversation I had with a good friend about not losing my sparkle (pizazz, passion for life-- you know...) during a time in my life where I was sort of feeling not so shiny. I write (frequently using incorrect grammar and misspelling) about the things that make me feel inspired... in an effort to-- you know-- not lose my sparkle. Most days its my children or crafty endeavors. Sometimes its the home we live in while attempting to remodel. Mostly its just little bits of our life--sometimes carefully cropped photos to hide the messes--sometimes I just go ahead and let the messes show. And that photo of me above...it was taken just for this by my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter because despite the fact that my hard drive is nearly full of pictures of my children, it turns out none are of me with them. And why yes... I am sporting a high pony.
I am so excited to be part of Project Run and Play! And also, since joining this season I have started having stress dreams about sewing. That's totally normal right?