Friday, August 31, 2007

Taking the plunge!

Here goes! Starting this blog feels like diving into the deep end of the pool. I've been lurking (blog term recently picked up) on so many of the great blogs out there that I just couldn't resist joining the party!

Then blogger panic set in. I've now read so many blogging articles, books, blogging blogs, blah, blah, blah, thinking that I had to know it all just to start. Well, as you can guess, it didn't ease my anxiety one iota.

Then help arrived from Shawn, our graphic designer (and experienced blogger) here at Michael Miller Fabrics. Sensing my non-productiveness, she casually handed me a print-out titled Eliminate "Writers Block" Forever.

It's short, to the point and just what I needed. Thanks Shawn!

To start things off on the right foot (pun intended) I'm sharing with you one of my favorite tutorials: Cloth Baby Shoes from Stardust Shoes.

Joanna's blog was one of the early ones that got me started in this addictive past-time. I simply googled
the words Dick and Jane fabrics on blogs to see what was being done with our fabric and her wonderful projects came up.

I was hooked!

As most of you know one link leads to another, and it goes on and on. Next thing you know it's way too late and you've got to be up at some unfriendly hour!

These are too fun to make just one (pair)! One idea leads to another and another, (kinda like blogging?)



Anonymous said...

Wow, finally, a Michael Miller Blog, I love it!

Anonymous said...

Love your new blog. I'm definitely going to try making a pair of the cute baby shoes. Thanks for the link. P.S. Michael Miller is my most favorite fabric company!

Anonymous said...

Finally, a blog from Michael Miller. I'm a big fan. Keep up the good work Kathy.

Anonymous said...

love michael miller! thank you for your blog, thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kathy-you will be addicted soon enough. When you look at the spill on the floor and think "what good blog fodder" you'll know you're there!


Mary's Cottage Quilts said...

Welcome to blogland kathy! I too love michael miller, thanks for your blog!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Kathy! The very sweet Sandi shared a link on her blog and I'm glad I check it out.

Anonymous said...

Oh yay -- Hi Kathy! Your blog looks beautiful. I look forward to getting to know you better. Writing gets easier. Way easier. You'll have a blast!

Anonymous said...

oh man i can't wait till i can make a pair,no really a pair as in two hehe)or three. see i am going to be a grandmom! first for my family!!
yeah me

dixie said...

Oh me too!! I found out yesterday I'm gonna be a nana for the first time. Our first grandbaby and the first great-grandbaby. I cna't wait to try out the pattern.

I love the blog.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE Michael Miller fabrics! And I love this blog. These baby shoes ar just the ticket. I have a 6 yr old special needs grandchild that I can adapt the pattern for. She's in a wheel chair with no need for "hard" shoes. So these will be PERFECT! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

This is a great site! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Hi Kathy,
I like the idea of cloth baby shoes! I am not sure if I can make those shoes in size 6 months old and up. The patterns are for 0-6 months old. How can I measure them in 6 months old and up?

Anonymous said...

Love your new blog - I'm such a fan of your fabs. Welcome to blogland!

princesstomato said...

so glad you decided to start a blog! i look forward to visiting often!!!


Anonymous said...

I would also like to know how to size the shoes for 6-12 months. I can not wait to make a pair!

Anonymous said...

wonderful to see your blog up! re: writers block article, 'stop thinking about it and just do it... polish it until it shines' is really the best advice for many creative projects.

I've added you to my 'cache'.

escort milano said...

The thing you're writing is a big blunder.