Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bloggin' Mommas

I've just hung up the phone from speaking with a reporter from our local newspaper. He is doing an article on moms who blog and how they use the blog world as an outlet to inspire and be inspired. My good friend, Cherie, from The Queen of Free passed my name along and I'm so grateful for that opportunity.

This got me thinking about how much you all have inspired me in the past 6 months. I'm grateful for a fun "outlet" to share some artistic expression since leaving the classroom in 2007. Thanks for putting a spring in my step and for giving me motivation to create everyday.

With that being said, I thought I'd take a moment to share some "mom blogs" out there who have inspired me to blog and love it...THANK YOU!

Cherie from The Queen of Free is a friend from the same small town where I grew up. We never knew each other growing up, but met at church after we both married and moved to where we are now. Cherie blogs daily with the inside scoop on free and nearly free promotions from everything, including the Melting Pot to Wal-Mart! She's one savvy momma who knows how to get the most for her buck and doesn't mind sharing the news...

Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew is a fellow quilter, whom I've admired for awhile now. I tried to get her to make a quilt for me one time and she talked me into doing it myself. And here I am...making quilts like a banshee. I love her style and humor. Her blog is full of tutorials for the modern seamstress.

Kerri from Lovely Little Handmades is full of life, which is hard to imagine for a momma of 6 kiddos! She has a fun, modern style and is an awesome quilter. I'm so proud of her for opening a new etsy fabric shop, Sew Deerly Loved. She is a great encourager and loves sharing tips. She also has a little obsession with storybook mushrooms and gnomes, which I think is super fun!

Barbara from WilliamGeorge Co. is a new friend that I "met" through my Heather Ross fabric giveaway. She won the prize and I got to discover her blog. Barbara hails from Canada, which has a sweet place in my heart for the three years I lived in Brampton, Ontario. I've loved "chatting" with Barbara about being a mom and a quilter. She makes beautiful quilts, decorates amazing cakes, and is working on a sewing pattern.

There are a billion more that I'll let you discover on your own. If you're a momma who blogs, kuddos to you today and keep up the fun!

xo, Ariel


Kerri said...


You are such a sweetie! Thanks for all the kinds words you said about me!!

I loved reading about the others that have inpired you. This blogging world is so super fantastic, and am also inspired everday from all the amazing quilters and crafters!!

B. said...

Okay that is just about the nicest thing that's happened to me in ages! Thanks Ariel, I feel just the same way! Now I really have to get that cup cozy pattern done since I'm suppose to be working on it! ;)

Allison said...

Awe that's sweet! Thanks for the mention! Your one crafty momma yourself, not to mention this beautiful beautiful blog! Thank you! now get sewing! :)

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

i'm a blogger with no kids... and i give props to the blogging moms! ... because i know how hard it is to keep up with my blog with no kids!

STEPHANIE. said...

yay for bloggin mamas!....I like your new three column look. :)

"The Queen of Free" said...

Shanks for shout out sista. I'm so glad that you've plunged into the blogging world and shared your creativity with those around you. Life is good and you've got so much to give. Love ya.