About Me -

Hey! Thanks for stopping by Flamingo Toes!

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My name is Beverly – but Bev is fine too. :)
Nice to meet ya.

I hope you’ll have fun looking around and checking out everything – my goal with this blog is for it to be a FUN place.
I’d love it if you find projects you like, posts you think are funny, whatever – and I hope you leave happier then when you got here.
Hokey? Yeah. But true.

Here’s a little bit about me:

I grew up in a creative family of artists and seamstresses so it is no surprise that I love to create. I began sewing as a teenager and made my own clothes and room décor even then. That love for DIY, crafting, and sewing has grown to include jewelry making, furniture refinishing and anything else I can learn. My style could probably be described best as a mix between modern and vintage – I love taking old styles and making them new and fun again. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we live in East Tennessee with our two amazing kids and two crazy cats.

I get some questions pretty regularly – so I thought I’d answer them here!

What’s with the name Flamingo Toes?

Coming up with a blog name is a tricky thing. Especially since I didn’t want to be pinpointed to just one thing. I kind of have crafting ADD.
I love to sew. And do embroidery – and make things for my house.
And I wanted to use this blog as a place to post about new things I’ve learned – from you!
So I chose a name that was generic. And fun.
Yes. I like flamingos. They’re pretty fun and kind of quirky. I hope like this blog.
No. I don’t have them all over my house or yard. Balance in all things. :)

What do you do when you’re not blogging?

Let’s see. When would that be?
Just kidding. Up until about a year ago I worked as a graphic and website designer. Now I’m lucky enough to be able to blog full time and I love every minute of it!
I’m also a wife and mom – to this crazy crew. They keep things pretty busy around here.

If I’m not doing all that – I’m sort of trying to keep the house clean (not so successful there) or reading, listening to 80’s music, or watching old movies
And sometimes I’m trying to do all of those at once.

Some other random stuff about me. . . .

I’m a bit of a klutz. Ok – you long time readers know that’s a bit of an understatement.

I can make balloon animals. Do you have any skills that you look back on and think, “Why do i know this?” Yeah. me too.

I’m really shy and I spend a ton of time in “social” media.

Anything else you want to know?

 My email is:

bev@flamingotoes.com

I’d love to know what you think of the blog!

111 Comments

  • Reply June 22, 2015

    Nancy Baratti

    Love the ribbon American Flag you posted a couple years ago. I’m trying to make one. How did you treat the star area so it wasn’t too bright. I like the lighter blue effect. Can anyone help me. It appears that some sheer fabric is over the star area but I don’t know what that would be. Thanks for any help or suggestions

  • Reply September 2, 2015

    Carol LaMere

    Hi, I use 100% cotton, Sugar’n Cream yarn for the dishcloths I make. After the first wash, they loose all their beautiful color. Is there something that will prevent this?

  • Reply November 6, 2015

    Paloma

    Hey Bev!
    I absolutely LOOOOVED your Halloween chandelier balls craft! So clever!
    And so well tutored too! Good job!
    The written comments made me giggle pretty silly too! Well writen!
    OK. Too many exclamation marks, here.
    I’ll calm down.
    And maybe not!!!! HA!
    I pinned it in my Pinterest Halloween Creepy-Crawlies board.
    I invite you to go see my humoristic illustrations in my web page called: LIFE IS A SUDOKU.
    Thanks again for this Halloween deco tut.
    My daughter and I will be making them for next Halloween for SURE!

  • Reply January 31, 2016

    Shirley Burton

    Hi There Beverley
    I have just gone into you site and registered and can’t wait to see what you have to offer. My desire in life has been to work with my hands and make anything to make others happy. I have tried many crafts to my husband’s despair as he thinks I should just master one.
    I have just turned 70 – never too late to try create more.
    Kind Regards

  • Reply February 3, 2016

    Laura

    Hi Bev. I just found your blog after googling crochet things. It’s such a lovely website. I’m into pretty much the same things as you. A kindred spirit over here in Tasmania, Australia.

  • Reply May 10, 2016

    Annie Satin

    Coucou!!! I lové your blog … I.m living in Lyon city in France … And me too i love vintage style i wich you a good Life and a good day .. So long and thank you for your créations … SORRY for my langage !!!

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