Dear Friends

Dear Friends

February 1st is here at last. What’s so great about February 1st, you ask? It’s a day we’ve been looking forward to for a long time – the launch of our new publication, Smart Blonde and Crafty. Welcome!

We’ve been busy researching, reading blogs, scouring Pinterest and if there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that there are some insanely creative people out there. As the owners of a graphic design/web design company, Smart Blonde Creative, we like to think that we have some artistic talents, but we’re amazed by the imaginations and abilities people have. Not only do these crafty individuals make things look pretty, but they build things, they reuse old items and give them new life, and they inspire you to grab some paint and a hot glue gun and get to work.

And what’s even more impressive about these crafters? Many of them are women who craft on the side or craft while working from home. It’s hard to be creative while chasing down a toddler or getting your kids ready for school. It’s even harder to manage a full workload, take care of a home, build a blog and spend time with your family. These women are multitasking extraordinaires and they deserve a round of applause.

In this bimonthly magazine we will showcase a few of our favorite seasonal crafts and the wonderful people who inspired them. We’re not expert crafters; we’re just two girls who want to use our creative talents to create something that isn’t made on the computer.

We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we’ve enjoyed making it. And please, give us your feedback! Tell us what you would like to see. Or, if you have a really cool craft you want us to try – tell us!

now back to crafting.

Best, Kelly & Amanda