I’m koolchicken which is kind of a long time nickname. My mum used to call me Chickie (oddly, so did some of my co-workers) and later she’d say I was a “cool chick” and there were various running jokes tied to that. So when I needed a screen name I decided on koolchicken, it just made sense. As an extension of that I decided to name my blog the koolchicken cause well, it’s all inclusive if you will. Because here you’ll see everything I’m working on, thinking about, and totally into.
I do all of my projects myself, and try to feature a variety of crafts and sewing projects. I’m kind of versatile and can do most crafty things, it’s what I’m good at. I’m definitely who Pintrest was designed for. So even if you see some of my completed projects and think “I could never do that” keep fishing, I’m sure you’ll find something here you can do! I know some people think they’re not crafty, but I think they just haven’t found the right one. And I’m totally into demystifying some of the perfect projects you see online.
I’ll openly admit I hate cooking and I’m only so-so at it. So there will be few cooking related posts. Thats not to say there will be no food related posts on here. I have Celiac disease (diagnosed by my GP after following a GF diet with cession of long term symptoms and family history of the disease, I will not have an endoscopy). My son tested positive for one of the two genetic markers (sorry kid) so he’s being kept GF until he’s old enough to tell us if he’s feeling sick and make decisions about what kind of testing he wants to undertake. I’m not forcing random blood draws and invasive procedures on a kid when we’re not going to stop being a GF household regardless of his test results. So the few cooking posts you see here will be GF meals. The same goes for restaurant/bakery reviews. I’ve relied heavily on other bloggers over the years to find places and things to eat, what’s worth the trip or inflated cost and what isn’t. My reviews are just my way of giving back.
From time to time you’ll see me feature a brand, or company but I am not receiving any compensation for my comments. If I think something is great I’ll tell you, same if it’s awful and I’m not being swayed the the almighty dollar to tell you something is great if it isn’t. I shop at Target, Amazon, and JoAnn’s with unhealthy frequency but I get nothing if you click on an image or link on my blog and buy something at those stores (or any other I link to). I’m simply sharing something I really love and hope you’ll love too. I lived on an island where everything had to be imported for so long and I relied heavily on online reviews. Being misled about something had the potential to be a very expensive mistake. I don’t want others to have to go through that. So like my GF posts, this is also my way of giving back to the blogging community that had helped me out countless times!
If you buy fabric from my personal Spoonflower account I will get 10% of that sale. If you simply click on a Spoonflower link here and buy something from another designer I get nothing. I only get a small commission on the sale of fabrics I design. You’ll see things that I have made, and other designers have made here on my blog. I’m not into pushing only the things I make. If someone else has me beat I’m happy to say so and point you towards them. I love so much of the things other designers have come up with on that site and I swear it’s the designs of others more than my own that keep me going back.
Whew, sorry I’m so long winded! But I think that’s all for now, TTYL. 🙂