My Blog Story

A Crafty Life

Hey, y'all. My name is Melissa. I was first bitten by the craft bug as a child in the '80s and have been crafting ever since. I started this blog eight years ago to showcase some of my craft and DIY projects, but I never imagined that it would lead me to run my own online handmade shop and be published in several craft publications. It is totally a dream come true!

Over the years I've taught myself various craft mediums. Through trial and error I discovered my love of fiber art. I now create fun, retro, and sometimes unusual items using various craft methods, including crochet, hand sewing, and cross-stitch.

Into Every Craft A Little Cat Hair Must Fall

My blog was named thanks to my first fur baby, Drusilla. Her black hair always tended to end up in all of my craft projects, so I thought it was a very appropriate name. I have since adopted a second fur baby, Daphne, who is part Ragdoll and has even more hair than Drusilla. It fits even more now.

I am very passionate about animal welfare, so I try to not use any animal fiber or products. I do have some yarn in my stash that is a wool blend, but I really try to only purchase and craft with acrylic, cotton, and synthetic yarns. Some of my favorites are Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand Yarns, Red Heart Super Saver by Red Heart Yarn, and Bernat Super Saver by Yarnspirations. I also mostly use Eco-Fi felt, which is made from recycled plastics. 

Unfortunately, several years ago a book was released using my same blog name. It caused a bit of headache for my little craft blog. But just so you know, I do not literally craft with cat hair and am not affiliated with that project in any way.

Blog Mission

My mission is quite simple: to inspire your creativity by providing ideas, tutorials, and resources to help you in creating heartfelt handmade projects without spending a ton of money. 

First and foremost, this blog is meant to be a fun, clean, and stress-free environment. I am a Christian, so I may talk about my faith from time to time. I also do not swear or take the Lord's name in vain. So you won't see any foul language or OMGs here. 

Most of my projects and tutorials are simple and inexpensive and the resources I list are largely free. So with these resources and very little money you will be creating your own fun and heartfelt handmade projects in no time!