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Introductions are in order!

Hello! I’m Lisa. I’m a crafter, reader, superhero lover, and writer.  I’ve started this blog to keep track of the things I work on, and to be able to write about the things I love.

I am lucky enough to be able to work at a job where I can be creative, and that has inspired me to get serious about the things I make. I’m reading more on technique, trying new things, and learning a lot about photography along the way!

My first crafty-love is crocheting.  I have been crocheting since I was about 8 or 9, but really picked it up again in college, when I started making blankets for people.  Since then, I have built up a serious yarn stash, and a love of experimenting with new patterns and ideas.

I’m a huge mystery lover – Agatha Christie is a god in my world! Rainy days will find me curled up with a glass of wine and a good Hercule Poirot.

Credit: The Mary Sue
Credit: The Mary Sue

I’m a Whovian.  If you don’t know what that is, you need to watch Doctor Who. Now. Also, a Marvel comics fan, with the new Captain Marvel series being my current favorite.  I’m fascinated by the role of women in superhero lore, and how little attention women superheroes get.  If I could do my Master’s thesis again, I would probably write about that.  (But hey! There’s still a PhD to get!)

I’m also a newlywed – I married my person 9 days ago. It was a truly fabulous DIY geeky wedding. My husband is a wine lover and is starting up a blog of his own reviewing wines. We’re a happy little blogging family!

Lastly, I am an environmentalist.  I believe in people and planet and want to see people take better care of the world around them.  I am learning where to find materials for my crafts that are more eco-friendly, and loving discovering everything new.

So that’s me! I hope that writing this blog keeps me learning and experimenting and growing.