Monday, 10 May 2010

How did I get started?

Hi all, I have been having a good read of some excellent blogs tonight and came across the same question on a couple, how did they start crafting to sell, and where did their name come from?
In my case, I've always loved any crafting, from learning to crochet at my proverbial granny's knee to playing around with my new Cricut machine! Last year was a pretty rubbish year as my OH and I we
re both made redundant and I started treatment for breast cancer, this wiped out most of the spring and summer but we got through thanks to the wonderful help from family and friends. As I started to feel better, I started making a few cards to keep myself occupied, my lovely niece took some into her office to sell, another friend took some to her work too and it carried on from there really. I stumbled across Folksy on the Craft Forum, I admit I'd never heard of it but I loved the feeling of the site so opened a little shop on there and have been lucky enough to have some sales. I couldn't come up with a name I liked so my OH suggested Adien Crafts as an anagram of my name Diane and it just seemed to fit. I'm only 4 months into all this and it's all new and exciting, however most things technical I muddle my way through, and take all the advice I can from the seasoned experts on the Folksy Forum. My first love has always been sewing and embroidery so I hope to explore that area further now I have the bug! Thank you for listening to my ramblings, Di x

PS. I do like a photo on a blog post so as I hate photo's of me here is one of my dogs, Louis being his lazy self...pretty random I know but
funny :-)


  1. Oh Diane, you've been through so much yet still keep very positive, I admire your strength :)
    can't wait to see more creations!
    Natalie x x

  2. Hi Natalie, great to see you! Hope the move is going well and you're settling in, Di x

  3. Now that is a pampered pet!

  4. Hi Di, yes thanks, all settled in and ripping rooms apart! I'd forgotten how tiring moving and decorating is...and I really want to do some dyeing too! We'll get there eventually :) take care x x

  5. Thanks for sharing how you got started. I am pleased to see how you took the positive out of the negative. I admire your work and what you've achieved in a short time.



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