Blog of the Week: The Mamade Diaries

Blog of the Week: The Mamade Diaries

December 5, 2013 2 By admin
This week’s blog of the week is The MaMade Diaries!
Meet Michelle:
The MaMade Diaries
I am Michelle, a 28 year old single mom to an amazing little 2 year old boy named Eli. 
I like to say that being a mom has always been “my calling”. I have
always, and I mean ALWAYS wanted to become a mom. When I first found out
that I was pregnant, it was definitely not the “right timing”, and
though life has been anything but easy since that day, I wouldn’t change
a second. My life changed forever the day I found out I was pregnant,
and changed even more the hot day in September 2011 when Eli decided to
finally make his grand entrance into the world.
That first moment when I finally got to hold him, and see his
gorgeous little face, was the happiest moment of my life to date. Every
single day he makes me smile and amazes me with how smart he is. Sure,
he makes me want to rip my hair out from time to time, but that is a
part of motherhood! Being his mom is my greatest achievement, and no
matter how hard things are, as long as I have him I’ll always have my
happiness.
I’ve always been a crafty person. I enjoy creating things for myself
or for others, and have tried many different crafts in my lifetime. I’ve
always gotten comments from friends and family, even strangers, that I
should sell whatever craft I was working on at the time. I use to laugh
and say “maybe some day.”
I taught myself to crochet in October 2012 and instantly picked up
the tricky craft. Everyone who saw whatever crochet project I was
working on, again began telling me that I should sell what I was making.
Being a single stay at home mom, needing the income because I was
having such a hard time finding a job, I finally decided to listen to
what everyone said. 
I came up with MaMade Creations and opened my Etsy store
on January 1, 2013. It has been far more successful than I ever would
have imagined. Every single order that I get I feel blessed, and just
incredibly happy that someone that I have never met, has seen something
I’ve made, and decided that they have to have it. There are so many
talented people out there, yet someone has purchased what I’ve made,
it’s just surreal.
I plan to add in a lot of different types of crafts as time goes on
and I have more time to work on them or come up with new items. I enjoy
doing so many different things that I couldn’t just limit my store to
one “type” of craft!
In August 2013 I decided to start blogging to write about everyday
life as a mommy, as well as all of my crafting “adventures.” I thought
it would be fun to share our lives, as well as our crafts with everyone.
Since Eli is getting older I’ve started doing crafts with him, and he
gets so excited when it’s craft time and loves everything that we make.
That is how The MaMade Diaries was started.
I have no idea where exactly life is going to lead us. Where exactly
we are going to be a month from now, let alone 5 years from now. Things
may be rough, and stressful along the way, but as long as I have Eli to
keep me smiling, keep amazing me every day, and my ability to create, I
know that we’ll be okay.
Thanks Michelle!  Be sure to check out her blog The MaMade Diaries this week and say hi!

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