Hello everyone and welcome to Ray’s Sew Crafty!
This introduction is long overdue, but at last, IT’S HERE!
I’m beyond excited to start my own blog! 🙂 I hope that in sharing my crafting experiences, struggles and adventures, I help out at least one person in their crafting journey.
My name’s Diana and this is my little baby Ray! We are inseparable, we craft together, sleep together, go on errands together and even go on a drive together! I’ve never loved a cat the way I love Ray, he’s more of a little boy than a cat I like to say. He’s just such a well-adjusted , loving and caring baby that he’s the reason I decided to learn new crafts! Crafts that look like him or have anything to do with cats capture my attention immediately!
Do you have any cats or pets you just adore? Do you make projects about them or for them?? I’d love to see your pets and projects!
Shortly after falling in love with Ray, anything with cute kitties I had to craft! Throughout my crafting, I’ve latch hooked Raymond’s portrait currently hanging in my kitchen, I’ve needle pointed cat coasters that look like most of my cats and tissue box covers for my tissue boxes! I have so many projects yet to complete, I’m sure that you know what it’s like finding a new project in the middle of another project and starting a new project and then having two incomplete projects… boy, don’t we all!! 😀
After learning how to do hand needlework, my friend mentioned learning how to quilt; I jumped right in, found an easy lap quilt pattern on Joann’s website, bought some kitty fabric (of course!) and got started!! After a couple of people mentioning how much they love to MACHINE quilt or machine piece their quilt tops, I decided to check it out! It is safe to say that I am currently learning how to machine sew! I just picked up my Babylock Grace sewing machine today from my local quilt shop and I am uber excited to continue my quilting journey on my new machine! I found an easy child’s book / panel piece of fabric to piece together to practice on my new machine and I just LOVE IT! Both the process of learning to use my new sewing machine, but also the baby book! It’s a cute counting story of pirate bears! Just the cutest thing!! 🙂 I love this book so much, that not only will my construction of the baby book be my first actual post on my blog, but I will ALSO give-away one dozen of these books to my first dozen (email) followers!! 🙂
There’s my machine, I was at the quilt shop for about three hours making sure I learned how make it work properly because I was so certain I would come home and it NOT work no matter what I did! But to my pleasant surprise, it worked with no trouble, I sewed the little children’s book with so much ease that all I want to do now is machine sew EVERYTHING!! 🙂
Yes, you read, correctly, I will be giving away a dozen of these cloth children’s books to my first twelve followers (via email)! What are you waiting for?! 🙂 Hit that follow button, input your email information and receive your gift in the mail! It doesn’t get any better than that, am I right?
I love to make things for children, I don’t have any children yet, but lucky for you, that means MORE GIVE-AWAYS! 🙂
So please stay tuned, and again, Thank-You for visiting my blog and following my posts! I hope that I can share a little bit of everything to capture AND maintain your loyalty as a viewer! 🙂
That would be very nice, and maybe then I can show my mom all the views my blog has so that she can see that OTHER PEOPLE are actually interested in needlework and quilting in this 21st century, aside me!
Toodles for now,
Diana and Ray
22 thoughts on “My Introduction to the world!”
Thank uou for visiting my blog.
All the best
Thank you and same to you! 🙂
Just noticed we started our blogs on the same day! Haha!
Oh no way! 🙂
Blogging buddies! ❤
Welcome to the world of sewing and quilting. I find it therapeutic, and even more therapeutic to give away all I make. Now I have an order for a giraffe quilt with the colors red and white. That is going to be interesting! Looking forward to following you on your crafting journey. ~ Irma
Hello Irma 🙂 thank you for the warm welcome<3
Every single person I've encountered both online/blogging and at quilt shops are all so nice and welcoming and friendly, and I just love it! 🙂 I aspire to be actively involved in the quilting/sewing community 🙂 craft with others that share my passion for crafting and giving things away to those near and far from me 🙂 just like you! Making things for other people, family and children is what I enjoy too!
And oh, giraffes and red and white? I'm curious to see what it'll look like completed 🙂 post pictures?
Thanks for reading and talk to you soon!
Cats just LOVE fabric! They always sit on the piece you want next! Take a look at our Crafter Kitty pages in our newsletter. http://www.ericas.com/nl/page26-27.pdf Fell free to send a few photos for me to share next time. Thanks for following our blog and good luck with yours. You have a good start!
Oh my goodness, truer words were never spoken: “THEY ALWAYS SIT ON THE PIECE YOU NEED NEXT”!! 🙂 I love that ❤
I will definitely submit pictures of my babies crafting soon!! 🙂
Thanks for reading and for the information on your newsletter for our furry babies! I would love to share this information ,about your kitty newsletter, is that ok?
Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting and sewing!!! My Desmond (fluffy Maine Coon) is my partner in crime!
Thank you for the welcome! 🙂 I am ,by far, IN LOVE with the people I’ve come across while quilting, visiting quilt shops and soon to visit a quilt festival! Everyone’s so nice and welcoming , and I love that!! Thank you for that ❤
And oh my, I saw mr. Desmond in your "round two of project samples" blog, and he is beautiful! :))
I see that he, like my ray enjoys being aware of what you're doing at all times! They're so nosey sometimes, but their presence is so heart warming, and their purrs and meows just fill my heart with joy !
I'm excited to read your posts and see more of Desmond 🙂
Hope you find my blog interesting and stay tuned for more fun giveaways and tutorials!
Diana and Ray
Awesome little books!! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
I am a beginner quilter and machine sew-er AND blogger, so everything is so new to me, and I really appreciate the positive feedback!
These little books are just adorable and as an enthusiastic crafter I decided to make little books for OTHER people to enjoy!
Again, thank you for the positive feedback, and congratulations on being my 12th follower!! :))
I hope you enjoy your little book and stay tuned for more fun tutorials, posts and give-aways!
Your cat is like trés cute!
Thank you very much Eric ❤ 🙂 Raymond will be happy to hear that !
I really enjoy reading your blog, I'm trying to catch up on your older posts and will follow your new posts too!
Thanks for following my blog and making me feel like I can do this.
Stay tuned for more fun posts and give-always!
I too am a cat person! I love cats! I especially love my beautiful cat Nala, sadly she is no longer with us in this world and I miss her dearly. I look forward to hearing about your crafting adventures. Vicky
Oh aren’t cats just the best, Vicky ? 🙂 I moved in with my bf and he had two cats already, one which was already an elderly cat and well, she just like Nala, is no longer with us ❤ rest in peace to them both, and there will always be a spot in our hearts for them!
After we rescued my sweet baby ray, oh I am just in love with him! I'm sure ,so far, you've seen him be involved in my projects! 😛 we are just inseparable and I am officially a cat lover! And definitely embrace other cat lovers and befriend them because we can talk about our babies and understand each other! Lol
I actually have a baby picture of Raymond as a baby as a skin/sticker on the back of my ipad! And some people give me looks about it, but I love my baby and I'm not afraid to show it! 🙂
Thanks for following my blog and I hope that my posts earn your views, likes and shares!!
Toodles for now, Diana and ray ❤
Hi Diana and Ray! Thank you for following my blog also! I am so happy to have you crafting along with me. It is really nice to talk to a fellow cat lover 🙂 Yes we really do understand each other lol 🙂 Till next time 🙂 Vicky
I’m beyond excited to craft and blog, and I’m happy to find other people that love to craft AND love kitties ! 🙂
I keep finding adorable cat panels and cute kitty fabric that I plan on making little pouches and bags, and maybe small lap quilts with, that I will creat give-aways with throughout my blogging! 🙂
Thanks again for reading and I’m excited for both your new posts as well mine.
Cool cloth book!
Cute, right?! 🙂 I made this on my new machine and just absolutely adore these little children’s books! They’re SEW easy to make!! 😉
I found a handful of different books to make today, some alphabet books, some number books and some animal books! Super cute! Go and subscribe to follow my blog via email, you still have time to be one of my first 12 followers! 🙂
Thanks for reading, share this with your friends and stay tuned for more fun giveaways!!
Congratulations on the new blog. Best of luck!
Thank you Sarah! 🙂 I appreciate that ❤ make sure you subscribe to follow my blog via email and you can get one of these little children's book! 🙂