WE’RE BACK!!

After a multi-year hiatus from blogging, its about time I revive the asamatterofcrafts site! It’s been long overdue, especially since the last blog post on here was made back in 2014.

A lot has changed since then. At the time I was in college, and now 7 years later I am working full time as a public school teacher, am living in a new city, am newly married and the proud momma of two dogs.

Although quite a lot has changed in my personal and professional life, I will never be able to shake my desire to create. However, I have to admit that I haven’t been keeping up with my crafting hobbies as much as I would’ve liked to over the years or even as much as I was hoping to when initially starting this blog back in 2012.

But within the past year things started to change. While many people took up new hobbies with all of this extra time at home, I found myself gravitating back towards what I’ve always known and loved. Through all of the uncertainty surrounding the day to day and feeling disillusioned and unmotivated within my career, I grounded myself within my crafting roots and found a renewed sense of joy when exercising the out of practice, yet familiar creative bones within my body.

With my husband’s natural knack for building things, coupled with our joint obsession for all things HGTV, we took on lots of diy home improvement projects around the house. In this time we also planned and [re-planned] a wedding, which in the time of COVID became a diy experience in and of itself.

Crafting, writing, practicing music–basically making art in all of its forms– has become a much needed and welcome distraction from the ongoing stress of life and work. I wanted to be more intentional and consistent in my practice of it and decided to bring this blog back AND “into the 21st century”.

My eyes are probably going to hate me for even more screen time…but I am excited to get back into blogging and in re-launching the asamatterofcrafts instagram account.

Join me in this journey by following us on instagram, blog lovin’ and/or signing up for email notifications.

Here’s to “STAYING CRAFTY”,

Anissa

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