Curiouser and Curiouser is a space created by two curious ladies who wanted to share knowledge and inspiration with their creative friends and family. Ever in the pursuit of beauty, we're all trying to perfect what we already know, develop a mediocre skill, or get brave enough to try something totally new. Welcome to our creative community.
Jen: I love art but do not consider myself an artist. I love to cook - and that is probably the talent about which I feel the most confident. In recent years, I have taken up sewing, quilting, and photography. I wish with all my tiny heart that I had a knack for design and color. I do not. But maybe I can learn??? I have little hope for my paper-crafting abilities; that talent went to my sister, Stacy, who is also an author here. I live in Salt Lake City with my husband, Jonny, and my daughter Marian (born in 2009). I have an MPH and work full-time in public health while my husband pursues a PhD (and takes care of our sweet baby). You can read more about my family and my non-craft-related adventures here. Rebecca and I started this little website. I hope you like it.
Stacy: I’ve loved arts and crafts since I was little. I have a fuzzy memory of drawing a unicorn in preschool and having the teachers ooh and aah over it, and liking the way it made me feel. Drawing and creative writing were my arts of choice throughout high school and college, though I dabbled in other crafts and creative outlets as the opportunities arose. I discovered scrapbooking and paper-crafting as a young adult, and that is now my main obsession. I also love baking - especially during the fall and winter – and love to make homemade treats for friends and family. I received a very nice new camera for Christmas 2008 and have been very interested in improving my photography skills since then. I’m a stay-at-home mom to Benjamin, born 8-15-08, and am excitedly awaiting the arrival of his little brother, due in February 2010. My husband Scott and I live in Derwood, MD, and are happy to be growing our little family here.
Kallan: This is all new to me. I've never had a real interest in crafts, sewing, or blogging before I was married last July (2008). I guess I just never thought I could do it so I never tried. Marriage has done something to me and cooking started it all. I started cooking and baking for my husband and found out that I LOVED it. After that, I just haven't stopped. I want to learn how to do it all. Here's a few facts about me:
-Just turned 23
-I have about a year left to finish my degree in Nutritional Sciences
-I love to play sports and run
-I love dogs, especially my pup Pearl, the best dog ever
-I'm from Baton Rouge, LA and never thought I'd miss it this much
My name is Talane and I live in Secane, Pennsylvania - a small suburb of Philadelphia, USA. I was living in Houston before this, that's why I know Rebecca. I'm originally from Boise Idaho, I'm married to Derek and Lily is my sweet baby girl - she's 8 months old today. I love anything to do with design, art, and just creating anything. I LOVE to make stuff. I always have a project I'm working on. (Well, except for lately.) I'm trying to learn how to sew, I love to cook and bake, and I love everything to be pretty. I'm obsessed with finding good ideas. I subscribe to a couple of home design magazines and I faithfully tear out any pages I like and store them in a huge folder. I'm a little crazy about my house being clean, I'm a big believer in natural childbirth, and if I could choose, I would go to bed at 9 o'clock every night.
p.s. I've moved 3 times since we arrive in Pennsylvania a month ago so my crafting has been nonexistent, but I'm hoping to get started again very soon. Until then I just be jealous of everything everyone else is making.
Rebecca:Me. Lets see. I am 26 years old. I graduated with a degree in English. While I was in college I roomed with a fanastic roommate for a fantastically short time, but we have kept our friendship ever since. This girl has a name: Jen. Jen's friendship rose in importance when I asked her to be my bridesmaid when I got married almost 2 years ago to Adam, to whom Jen introduced me. Jen also introduced me to quilting, berry crumble (which I am about to post), Joni Mitchell, and the public transportation system when we both went to a baseball game with her brother Mike and husband Jonny. Jen also introduced me to the lovely world of blogging, by which thing we created this blog.
I am curious about paintings, sewing, decor, thrifty alternatives, recipes, photography, gardening, paper, embroidery, flowers, cooking, film, photography, discovering, and anything I can CREATE.
I have a crush on Martha Stewart, Amy Ross, Heather Ross, Katie,Joanna Newsom and Greer Garson.
I am a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock movies, Rebecca is my favorite movie. I also love Bollywood films, old films, reading, poetry, birdwatching, writing in my journal, decorating my home with homemade goods, running, learning new things, seeing new things, and being a part of this blog.
Candace: Hello! It's been fun learning from all of you. I enjoy having the opportunity to be creative, whether it be crafts, cooking, baking, or coloring a picture of Minnie Mouse (which I just did). I love running, hiking, reading, and being around people. I went to BYU-I and got a BS in Early Childhood/Special Education. I moved to Las Vegas to do my student teaching and ended up staying here and nannying. I'm really itching to start teaching again and that will probably happen before the end of the year, when I move back to Texas. I love children, especially those sweet little ones who have learning disabilities. I'm 25 years old. Oh AND I'm Rebecca's sister. I love her. YAY for curiouser and curiouser!
Carrie: I am Carrie. I just turned 31 and live in the Washington DC metro area with my husband and our three boys. Luke is five and a half, Noah just turned three and Isaac will be a year old next week. I am not sure when my love of crafting started. I was well into college before I started to see myself as creative. I had many an epiphany about my creative abilities while taking my required art class. I try and find ways to spend more time sewing, scrapbooking, cooking, and taking pictures than I spend running errands, cleaning or picking up Legos. I will admit though, sometimes the Legos win.