Friday, January 20, 2012

My cats shed and so do I

Hi there. Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere!

My name is Laura, and although my handmade business is called Pet Scribbles, I want to call this blog – my blog (I like the way that sounds already, although I'm a bit freaked out about starting this up!) - ummm... where was I?

Oh yes, I want to call this blog “The Shed” because for some reason I find myself identifying with the various definitions of this word.

Whether shed is used as a noun, as in garden shed or tool shed (I love to garden, and no doubt I'll be blogging about various tools I use not only in my handmade creations but also tools in my small business...)
Hot Papaya Coneflower in our backyard, Summer 2011

Or shed is used as a verb such as when one sheds tears, inhibitions, negative thoughts, negative people...
Siskiyou Pink Gaura in our backyard, Summer 2011

...or sheds fur, as in my cats shed a ton of fur (I dote on my cats, almost crazy cat lady status)...
Aliza Loo Doolittle, age 17 or 18-ish years young

...or someone sheds light on something, makes things clearer...
Lulu, CFO (Chief Feline Officer) of Pet Scribbles, age 12

Well, you get the idea. I like playing around with this word, at least I've been playing around with it in my head (a scary place to be sometimes!). So I think having “The Shed” as the overall title of this blog will tie everything together, (she says, as she fully realizes that although she has written several posts mentally already, this post is the very first post published on her very first blog.)

As time goes on, I'll be chatting about my love of gardening, my obsession with gardening books, my cats, crafting, vintage finds, and of course about my handmade business (Pet Scribbles!) too. I hope you'll join me on this journey.

Welcome to The Shed, I'm so glad you're here!

(And I'm glad that I'm here now too!)

~Laura

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful blog! I hadn't thought about the word shed so deeply, cool word with so many meanings.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, of course with our cats shedding, sometimes that meaning trumps every other one. Glad you like my idea of exploring all the diff meanings. :)

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  2. YEAH! Congrats:) Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. Love this post. A great way to start your journey......

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, big-time! :) Glad to be here!

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  3. YAY! Love your first post. And I love SHED. How about shedding some bad habits? That's what I'm trying to do, anyway. Welcome to the blogosphere!

    Hugs, cheers, and a big furball from FarFlungCards
    (I mean that in the very nicest way!)

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    1. Thanks Katy! Yes, shedding some bad habits could probably be a topic spanning several blog posts, no doubt! Good one! And thanks for the "big furball" too! ;)

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  4. Welcome to the blogosphere! I look forward to following you here.

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    1. Hi Ingrid! Thank you so much! Having the piece I wrote about my beloved Matisse shared with your blog readers is still one of my highlights. Hugs to you, Allegra and Ruby! :)

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  5. Well done on a great start! Love your "about me" piece. Have fun!

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  6. What a great first post!! I liked hearing about all of your interests, but I must admit the pics of the babies were my favorites! I too am proudly teetering on the brink of "crazy cat lady" status!

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    1. LOL Ann - we are a proud group, yes? "almost" crazy cat ladies sounds MUCH better!

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  7. Congrats!!! I haven't yet got the nerve! Good for you....such beautiful cats!!!

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  8. Your turn, Rosi! LOL My cats are blushing!

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  9. Congratulations on your blog. It was fun to read! I'll be back to visit.

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  10. How lovely to know more about you Laura. Should I mention that I've found blogging to be a little like sour dough starter in that a blog screams "FEED ME!" on a regular basis? Or shall I just keep that wee bit of my experience one of my 'dark little secrets'?
    I am looking forward to checking in regularly for a little 'Cat'chup!
    Hugs Galore!

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    1. Your secret is safe w/ me, MCatherine! Thanks, and glad you were finally able to post! ;)

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  11. Welcome to the world of blogging! Love the SHED theme you have around here. I'd say my parents would be a fan of yours. They LOVE gardening and took pictures of all the flowers over the summer.

    Looking forward to knowing you more :-)

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    1. Thanks Nat! Well, I got my love of gardening from my parents, most definitely! Are you saying the gardening bug [from your parents] didn't bite you? :)

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  12. Lovely blog Laura. I enjoyed your photos and love that you still have the special "whole" made card you made for your mom.
    Thanks for shedding (pun intended) lol a little light on who you are and what you'll be sharing here on Shed.

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  13. Thank you, Lou! I plan on scanning and sharing my "whole" made card soon on here. If nothing else, it will show how much my skills have improved. (LOL) Pun intended is a pun received!

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  14. Actually Laura, I think your wee self was on to something with the "Whole Made" idea...think about it, with a whole lot of effort, your whole heart made it with a whole lot of love. <3

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    1. Oooh Linda, I like this. I'm going to use it and credit you when I share the card on here. :) Thanks for a super way to look at it!

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  15. btw...love your blog design/theme!

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    1. Thanks! The background was free, from The Background Fairy - http://www.backgroundfairy.com - who also offers many free vintage images via her main site, The Graphics Fairy - http://www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com! :)

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  16. Good for you! Looks great. I'm joining you on this blogging journey - just started mine yesterday (and it needs a LOT of tweaking). http://elvesintheattic.blogspot.com/

    Best Wishes!

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    1. Ahhhh Congratulations Julie! Just went and checked out your blog - looks great, and I love what you created today too. (And hope you got the birthday card done!)

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