Welcome to my Blog!

Hi there, nice to have you visiting! I'm Heidi and this is the blog for Heidi Bears. Here is where I post all the happenings in my work and daily life. Here and there you'll find info on things that have caught my attention as well as the odd tutorial. I hope you enjoy your visits. I love to have feedback, so leave me a comment!

Friday, February 26, 2010

My foray into Blogland (aka "How did I land up in the Twilight Zone...?")

Welcome to my first blog post! It's been quite a journey, setting up and adding all the finikity bits that make a blog attractive...at times I wondered if I would manage to work out the intricacies of adding tracking codes, and (miracle!), getting my pics to load! In any event...ta da!! here it is :)

I've started this blog to celebrate the wonderful creativity that lives in us all. I think that the majority of people have a creative side, even if they haven't yet discovered it. I wasn't creative at all in the "crafty" sense until after I gave birth to my first child, and having stopped work, had to fill some time with something to do that would entertain me while my daughter slept (which thankfully!) was quite often. Since then I have tried a zillion (ok, a small amount of artistic license here...) different crafts/activities/things... I haven't stuck to all of them, but found that the pleasure of swopping between them (I get bored quite easily), made up for the side effect of a consistently growing pile of UFO's ;)

I have, over the years , returned again and again to specific activities, and my intention is to blog about these. I won't promise to blog every day, but will try not to go weeks without a post... You'll find the odd interesting item, link or pic...some tutorials on a variety of subjects...an occassional book review...some scenery...a discovery... hopefully stuff that will appeal to most of my followers, most of the time :) You are probably going to have to get used to the liberal use of exclamation marks, and smileys...

My first post's pics are some of the activities that I have and still do enjoy doing. These include, but are not limited to painting, digital scrapbooking, photography, sewing, knitting, crochet, decor, beading/jewellery making, teddy bear making to mention a few... this won't be all though, creativity in my mind extends to other unrelated un-crafty (is that even a word?) things...like appreciating the creativity in others, and admiring their special abilities.

I am often inspired by passionate people and their doings...so I will post about anything interesting that I come across...

As I am new to the world of blogging, bear with me if links and things don't always play nice with us...I am sure it will become easier as I go... In these pics, there are two examples of digital scrapbooking, some photography favourites, a knitting pic (I am seriously crazy about knitting :) ), and a sweet bear that I designed and made a while ago...

All in all, I am very excited about this blog and would appreciate any suggestions for posts...

Have a wonderful Friday night, I am off to watch a movie with the kids and Mr P!

Lots of love,

Heidi :)


Linda said...

Dear Heidi,
I am so happy you have joined blog land! Yay!

Julie said...

I wanted to welcome you to Blogland, Heidi! I've read a couple of your posts already and you have a very warm and lovely style of writing and have some really pretty photography!

I'll be back again!

Heidi said...

Thanks very much for your lovely welcome message! And thank you, Julie, for the compliment :)