Welcome to Ludicraft! First off, as introductions must go, I’m Jenn, and I’m a nerdy crafter. My main focus is knitting. I also on occasion make beaded jewelry, and I want to get back into sewing. Above all, though, I am a nerd. And one that has been making crafty messes since she was a kid. Oh, and I do a lot of photography and digital art, but that’s for another blog.
For a little into my crafting background, I enjoyed arts and crafts at camp, school, and often wanted to learn more. When I was eight, my grandmother attempted to teach me to purl, and the results were disastrous. Since that purled yarn made me cry, I decided to return to knitting in October 2010, older and not that much more mature, and have been hooked every since. Yes, knitting still reduces me to tears every now and then, but I have the gumption to pick myself up and keep on trying. And I’m so glad I am sticking with it.
Beading is another craft that I have picked up in my adult life. Eh, I did enjoy playing with pony beads and such as a kid, but I enjoy a little jewelry making every now and then as an adult. I get to play with prettier stuff now and have made some lovely things, if I do say so myself.
Sewing is something that I have had a love/hate relationship with, and right now my interested has been peaked in it every since a simple skirt pattern caught my eye in my local Wal-Mart’s crafting section. I have sewn pillows and curtains before, but never an article of clothing. My awesome mother-in-law helped with those projects, and is helping me with that skirt, too. Talk about an awesome crafter and DIY-er, too; Cindy is good.
As for the nerdy part of the deal, that’s just me in a nutshell. I love sci-fi, computers, and video games. There are a lot of fandom projects out there, and I’ve tackled a few. Crafting and being a nerd does collide. And the collision of results is a lot of fun! I won’t focus on nerdy projects all the time, but expect that nerdiness of me to influence a lot of what I do.
I invite you to follow and stick with me on this journey. We’re going to make such a mess.