What Draws me to Artsy-Crafty Babe
Beki has something new to show-and-tell at least once a week. I love to see what she’s up to.
I wish I had a fraction of her bag-making talent.
Her blog is the first place I remember seeing really fabulous thrifted vintage linens. I’ve since lucked into some very cool finds myself, but before then I thought Beki must have some kind of magical thrifting powers, or at least one pretty amazing thrift shop nearby.
Beki’s garment-sewing often leaves me inspired, too.
Q&A with Beki Lambert
Beki is a quilter, a dress-from-vintage-sheets-maker, a prolific knitter, and an unstoppable bag-maker. Read on!
Welcome Beki! When and why did you start your blog?
I’ve been blogging for 4 years now. When I first discovered craft blogs it was an “a-ha” moment. I was thrilled to discover other people like myself who liked to make things. In my every day life, I was the odd bird 🙂
Has your blog evolved significantly since you began it, and if so, how?
I think my blog has changed over the years. When I first started blogging, I wrote about anything and everything. I definitely edit more now and try to stay somewhat focused. My blog has always included my family, but I probably don’t write about them as much.
How does your blog fit in to your daily life?
After 4 years, I definitely have a routine. Writing my blog is one of the first things I do when I come home in the afternoon. I use my commute time to think about what I’m going to write.
Is blogging something you can easily explain to your family and friends?
I don’t talk about blogging much to my family and friends. They all know that I have a blog, but not many read it – even my own husband doesn’t read it. Sometimes my kids ask “mom, are you going to put this on the internet?”, but that’s as much input as I get.
How important are reader comments to you?
I love comments. I read each and every one of them, but they don’t affect my interest in blogging. I’d write the same thing whether I got 3 or 300 comments. I am always surprised by what gets a response. I wish I had more time to respond to all my comments, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day.
In what ways has blogging enhanced your life, if any?
Blogging has certainly made me notice the little things in my life that I may have over looked in the past. Or rather, blogging has made me take note of them. I probably noticed them, but never thought to capture the image or put words to it. I like that. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to consult my blog archives to remember something that took place in my life.
Where do you see your blog in 5 years?
I’d like to say that in 5 years my blog will still be here, going along as it always has, but I’m not so sure. Recently I have been thinking about pulling the plug, but something holds me back. Since I started my blog, I’ve seen many blog friends stop blogging and so, so many more have started. I feel a little lost. But, I don’t think I’m done yet. I’ll keep on making and blogging about it until it isn’t fun any more. Hopefully in 5 years, astsy-crafty babe will still be hanging on!
Thank you, Beki, for sharing your photos and your blogging story with us this morning!