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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!

Just a quick post to wish you all a wonderful New Year and to say Thank You!

I was truly hesitant to start a blog.  I worried I had nothing to say or that no one would be interested.  I read other blogs (Miss Mustard Seed, Funky Junk, Mod Podge Rocks, Just Something I Made, Maple and Magnolia etc) obsessively and never failed to be inspired.  But I made that first Cheltenham Road post  and, in my Eeyore-ish way thought “it’ll never work.”

I was stunned when the WordPress stats page said people had actually looked at it.

I got a little giddy when Jenn took the time to comment on that first post.

And I was overjoyed when Donna  showed enough faith in me to actually become my first “follower.”

And ever since then your comments, feedback, encouragement (and sympathy) have truly inspired me and kept me going.*

In short, I really can’t thank you all enough and I can’t wait to get going on 2012!

Have a great New Years Day everyone!


*the fact that you all actually “get” my somewhat cranky/odd/dry sense of humor never fails to make my day!

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

3 responses »

  1. No, thank you for posting. It’s so much fun to read!

  2. It is fun to read, and I especially enjoy your photos. You have such creative ideas. I would love to have been invited to your Christmas bash, just to see the wonderful (and sugary) food that you prepared. We took your Christmas quiz and it was fun, although we only got about 50% of the answers correct.

  3. David, I’m so glad you ignored your inner Eeyore! I love your work, your ideas, but especially your sense of humor. You never fail to crack me up! Looking forward to more in 2012! 🙂


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