The Craft at Home Mama
...behind the scenes
Hi crafty friends! My name is Amber Dusick and I'm the "craft at home" mama behind the scenes of this site.
My online crafty story really starts over 5 years ago when I founded Do It Yourself Weddings and quit my day job, but you can read that ancient history over there.
To make a long story short, I had a baby! After joking about creating a "DIY baby stuff" website back in my February '07 newsletter I received countless emails from readers encouraging me to start one, saying that they too were soon starting families. I finally bit the creative bullet a year later and I'm so glad I did!
Running my own business allows me to stay at home with my son which is the most important thing in the world to me. Not to mention I absolutly love doing what I do. I have complete freedom to work when I want (when I find the time, that is) and we can skip off to the beach whenever we feel like it...which is often!
As a "craft at home mama" I experiment with everything from sewing to woodworking...and I still haven't met a craft that I didn't enjoy. Lately, my son and I are filling our days reading vintage children's books, taking long walks under the warm California sun and making blueberry pancakes. My nights are spent crafting, crafting, crafting with my two fat black cats by my side.
My husband and I are also huge wine and food geeks, love traveling and going on weekend adventures seeking nature within the city. I can't say no to ice cream and I can't say no to fabric or craft supplies! Walking through the doors of a craft store is like paradise to me. (And it's like hell for my husband and son who have learned to stay at home for those outings.)
This site now ranks in the top 1% of all websites for traffic, which means that of all the websites out there, only 1% receive more traffic than I do! This is incredible and I'm thrilled that so many people are interested in making their own baby stuff. Crafty mamas, unite!
PS - Since I often get emails from readers (mostly fellow mamas trying to find a way to stay at home with their kids) asking me how this site makes money, I wrote an additional about this website page for those of you who might be interested in doing what I do.