Saturday, April 23, 2011

Get to Know Me

First post! I'm still in the process of tweaking my layout, updating my profile, and becoming more familiar with Blogger in general, but figured I should at least introduce myself for now. My name is Michelle (which you probably figured out), and I sell handmade jewelry on Etsy under the name MadebyMichelle. I plan to use this blog to discuss my new creations, as well as my general interest in all things artistic/creative/visual.

My Etsy shop announcement and profile provide a good picture of who I am as a
Showing off my apron
from Boojiboo on Etsy
seller/artist (and I'm sure my background will come up often here), so right now I'll focus on who I am outside of Etsy. I'm currently a housewife, taking a long overdue break from work due to Narcolepsy. I also plan to be a SAHM (stay at home mom) when the time comes, then return to work once my kids start school. I majored in English, and would love to write and illustrate books in the future. I think I'd also really enjoy being a wedding planner. If those don't work out and I need a "real" job, I'd like to be a book editor.

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The most important person in my life is my husband Dan. We started dating in 2004, when I was a senior in high school. We were married in May 2009 and lived together in Boston while we went to college. In 2010, we moved back to our hometown in suburban NY, and now we live next door to my in-laws (no Everybody Loves Raymond situation here; they're very nice, respectful people :) ). Dan is an assistant manager at Starbucks, and I worked as a receptionist briefly.

Currently, our only children are our cats, Leo and Luna. My friends think of me as Crazy Cat Lady, and I'm ok with that. My cats are awesome; you'd love them too if you met them.


I think that's enough for today! Stay tuned for my first real update. And if you happen to randomly stumble upon this post, be sure to visit my Etsy shop!