Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Allow me to introduce us...

Hi! My name is Big Kate Madigan.  I live on a small hobby farm that my husband and I just purchased and remodeled, in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.  We currently have a varied gaggle of animals, including llamas, alpacas, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, and chickens. And, of course, our bunny, who always seems to be forgotten.  My daughter, Cameo, and her step-brother, Nickalus, live with us in our humble surroundings along with her step-sister, AJ, on the weekends.  All of our children have a diverse interest in some sort of craft or skill.  Nickalus, the oldest of the bunch at fourteen, knits, crochets, spins, and fancies himself to be an artist.  AJ, being the middle child at twelve years old, enjoys soap making, gardening, and hair dressing.  Cameo, the youngest of the bunch but also twelve, LOVES to make soap. She is also knowledgeable in crocheting, knitting, spinning, and gardening, but soap making takes the cake.  My husband is a general jack of all trades, who does what ever I ask of him (poor man) including helping me to build a greenhouse, making a spinning wheel, and going along with almost every whim and fancy that pops into my ever busy head.  Then, last but not least, there's me.  I dabble in just about every craft known to man, I think.  I knit, crochet, spin, weave, sew, garden, paint, and grow worms.  (Yes, I grow worms. They're fun and don't require a whole lot of petting!)  I've done rug tufting, macram√©, and several other not-so-common crafts as well.  I have a small web shop where I sell all the things that I've run out of people to give them away to. You can find my shop at:

www.bigkates.etsy.com

My daughter's website for her lovely soaps is as follows:

www.camscleaningcakes.etsy.com

The purpose of this blog is to perhaps widen our circle of friends and loved ones who indulge in the same passions and pastimes as we enjoy.  Since this is to be a quick blog and because I don't want to overwhelm everyone with a tremendous burden of information all at one shot, I'll let today's blog end with a simple, "Howdy!  Nice to meet you!" 



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