Welcome to the new era of Craft Critique!
For those of you who don’t know me, I’ll introduce myself. I’m Nancy Nally, the owner of Nally Studios and the editor of the website Scrapbook Update. As of today, I am also the new owner/editor of Craft Critique.
I’ve been working in the scrapbook industry professionally for 13 years, but like most of you, I’ve been a crafter all my life. I grew up with a mom and grandmothers who sewed, stitched, knitted, crocheted, quilted, and did all sorts of crafty things. My grandmother and aunt even owned a quilt store together in my hometown when I was growing up!
At one time or another, I’ve tried what seems like everything. I think my earliest memory of crafting is weaving potholders on a metal loom when I was a kid in the 1970’s. Some of them stuck (like the cross stitching that I did for years, and the sewing I do on occasion) and others (like my attempt at knitting a scarf that turned out looking like ocean waves) became enjoyable but comic failures. Although my primary passion is paper crafting these days, I still turn regularly to crafting for decor and gift projects. I truly believe that there is nothing more satisfying or personal than “I made it myself.”
I believe in the mission of Craft Critique as it was created by Sarah Moore, and I’m here today because I want to see the site continue to bring the craft community product reviews that are reliable, honest, and comprehensive. I hope that you all share that vision with me!
We have great plans for Craft Critique at Nally Studios in the coming weeks and months. We will be relaunching the Craft Critique website on a new platform with some new features we think you’ll love. We also will be issuing a call for reviewers for the site, so if you are interested in sharing your opinions with the craft world, please check that out!
Thanks for being a part of the Craft Critique community and for letting me be a part of it as well!
If you would like to contact me about Craft Critique, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.