I'm Kalleen and I live at Second Street.
I come from a very creative family. I grew up with my parents creating things around our home. My dad can make anything. Whether it's a new bathroom, an amazing treehouse or the best meal I ever ate. My mom is an artist and amazing seamstress. She made all our clothes growing up and would take us to the mall to draw sketches of the clothes we wanted, which she would later make. They taught me the importance of being creative, which has brought me joy.
I'm a mother of four doing what I always dreamed of. I consider myself to be one of the luckiest people I know. It can be overwhelming to find time to create with small children but it's my therapy. Saving money and providing memories are added bonuses to doing what I already love.
I'm married to the greatest guy around. He gave up his office just so I could have a place for all of my many projects. He doesn't complain when my duties get neglected, because he knows how happy crafting makes me.
I learned to sew when I was little but didn't like it until the last couple years. My sewing has evolved from little crafty projects to actual pieces my kids can wear. I laugh when people think I'm a good sewer. I consider myself a beginner and make a lot of stuff up as I go. When my mother or sister explain the real way of doing things, I usually brush it off as too confusing and make it my way. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't. I'm learning a lot.
I'm so glad I have this little blog to keep me going. I love having another excuse to make more of myself. I've learned so much from other blogs this past year and hope that you like some of my ideas.