Hello! Before I start going on about jewellery and needle felting and other crafts I suppose I should write a post to introduce myself!
My name is Gaby Steele. I’m veeery nearly 27 (will be next week) but for now I’m in denial about my age and will probably keep claiming that I’m 26 for the next few months (it’s not that I’m forgetful, really…).
Up until very recently I was a software engineer and worked for IBM. Sadly I have a few health problems which has meant that for now I’ve had to give up office work.
This has, however, freed me up to take the leap and go self-employed. I’ve set up a shop on Etsy called eldrisCREATIONS.
Why eldris? Well, it’s my name just about everywhere online. It’s that or “theeldris” and “ladyeldris” if someone already stole the name (it’s mine damn it, how dare you take it you thieves! It’s mine, my own… My… precioussss).
Aside from making beaded bracelets and stabbing wool to create felted items (when I’m not busy stabbing my hand instead) I’m working on my health. This means I’ve gone gluten and dairy free. Yes, I’m mad I know! I’m already finding out how hard that can be, especially when dining out. But hey, I can still eat (most) chips. Nomnomnom.
So, what’s going to be on this blog? I try not to limit myself too much to one topic. I did that with my other blog Arteki and these days I’m not so up to date with technology, so it’s stagnated a bit (a lot).
I’ll keep this blog casual, be completely myself when writing. I’ll write about topics that concern me, so probably jewellery making and diet stuff. Oh and cats. Because we have cats. Plus I’m getting married in June so that’ll probably come up too!
I aim to include tutorials every now and then too, keep myself useful to other people. Because I know people don’t just want to read about me! I already have one in mind to help fellow Etsy sellers who aren’t happy with their shop banners.
If anyone has actually read this, nice to meet you! Please leave a comment so I’m know I’ve not gone 100% crazy and am talking to myself. <3