about me

Hello there! I'm Melanie.  I'm a wife, mom, freelancer and blogger-- Welcome to my creative space!

I blog because... I started my blog in 2009 as a way to motivate myself to be more creative. Before having children, I had a corporate career that didn’t leave much time for creative endeavors. After figuring out how to juggle responsibilities, I decided it was time to bring creativity back into my life.

My creative style is... Contemporary. I'd like to think of myself as a "modern" crafter, if that makes any sense. I have the most fun playing with different mediums and my favorite projects are ones where I change things up a bit-- using fabric instead of paper; upcycling to create a new life for something destined for a landfill; finding a way to make a “difficult” craft easier and more efficient.

A little something about me? I'm a beach girl at heart; I grew up on the coast of Southern California and was lucky to spend my summers kicking around in flip flops and going on "adventures" with my awesome extended family in Hawaii. I come from a long line of craftsmen and DIY-ers, although my own interest in crafts and DIY didn't come about until I was an adult. Living a creative life is a priority for me and is something that I hope to pass on to my children. For me, it's not just a hobby, but a way to think creatively and find happiness and satisfaction within.

If you would like to reach me, my email info is below...

EMAIL me [mellievee@gmail DOT com]