Hey! Thanks for stopping by Flamingo Toes!
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 currently living in gorgeous Carlsbad, CA with my husband, two teenagers, and two cats, which are often more trouble than the two teenagers.
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 live next to the ocean but I don’t go in the water.
I’m really shy and I spend a ton of time in “social” media.
Anything else you want to know?
My email is:
I’d love to know what you think of the blog!