Hi there! I’m Ashlee, and if I had things my way, I would be crafting, creating, cooking, baking, knitting, sewing, and making… twenty-four seven. Sadly I have to work like most folks, so I try to squeeze in a little making as often as possible. Otherwise, I’m a bit cranky. You know how it is :)
I have been a big supporter of DIY for as long as I can remember – my first attempt being a DIY haircut at the tender age of four. I have learned a lot since then – namely the importance of having a great hairstylist – but my love for everything handmade and handcrafted has only grown stronger over the years.
Having been born and raised on the Canadian Prairies, I quickly developed an appreciation for warm, cozy clothing and accessories. I have a ridiculous collection of scarves and hats that seems to continue to grow despite my best efforts to downsize. I live in a cozy home with lots of DIY touches with my main squeeze, my steadfast sidekick Zephyr (one feisty black cat), and our newest addition; a little tabby rescue named Swanson.
I have a penchant for scattering various half-finished knit, sewing, crochet and crafting projects all over the house… fortunately Boyfriend Smash is very tolerant of this, and appreciates my need to create. Thank goodness for patient men! But maybe, just maybe 2016 will be the year I get more organized…
I spend way too much time on Ravelry, Pinterest, and drooling over sewing patterns, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Because my shift work job has me sitting at a desk for 10 hours a day, I like to be active in my spare time. I play volleyball (indoor in the winter and beach in the summer), run, weight train, walk, and hit the yoga mat often.
If my nose isn’t buried in a book or I’m not playing Words with Friends, I can most certainly be found sitting in front of my vintage Viking, Kenmore, Singer, or serger, reminding myself to “sit up straight”.
I love Oxford commas.