I’m Lisa Mabey (hence the reason Mabey is spelled a little differently in the site name)! I love to create; there’s nothing quite like it. My husband can always tell when I’ve had some time to myself to create because I’m happier and calmer. And I’m probably holding up something for him to admire–he humors me.
Once people get to know me, they often ask if I made something I’m wearing or something in my home. I love being able to say that I did, but I’m also thrilled when they think I’ve made something awesome I purchased. A girl can aspire to be super cool, right?
And the best part about creating and making things is that you are always improving and learning. Come along as I make things and mistakes and friends (you!).
A Little More About Me
I am a wife (to Chad) and mother (to Saige, Brynley, and Maya), and I love my family dearly. You’ll hear a lot about them through the course of this blog because they’re just part of me.
Photo by Angelica Hagman
One of the greatest things I learned while growing up was to know what “home” felt like. That may sound strange, but it’s played an important part in my life. I knew I wanted to marry my husband in part because he felt like home. When I did a study abroad in England, I stepped off the plane and immediately felt at home, even though I didn’t know a soul. Creating feels the same way. I’m at home when an idea translates into something beautiful or functional.
After Saige was born, I quit my job, and was able to teach myself to sew. It’s been fun to go from learning to thread the machine to creating some of my own ideas for the girls to wear. I’ve also spent time making home decor, since we have moved several times in the last year and a half for Chad’s work and each house needs something different. I’m learning so much along the way.
I studied English and then Multimedia Marketing Communications in college, and then worked as a writer/editor for a creative company in Utah. It was such a good experience in learning to manage projects, write for print and the web, and be part of the creative process from concept to publication. I know I use those skills and experiences every day as a blogger and I’m grateful that I get to use them while staying at home. I started Mabey She Made it in June 2013.
So why blog? I wanted to be clear about why I create (for myself) so the first post ever was titled Why I Create. I loved that I was able to write about creativity, so its now a permanent page and serves as a reminder to me that even when things get hard, I have sewing, crafting, and decorating to lean on.
Here are a few words I’d use to describe myself:
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