Hi I’m Deanne, (everyone calls me Dee) and you may have seen me about on youtube, instagram or Pinterest as Dayleigh01. I am 54 and in a relationship with my amazing boyfriend of 5.5 years “Gary”.. (He calls himself “World Peace” it’s a thing lol) you may see his name mentioned around the site. He’s a pretty funny guy and has the best sense of humor, I mean he’s a master chef, and an expert weatherman, a golf expert, a couch football Ref, not to mention an IKEA carpenter, contract creator, a monk, Has a work nurse in his home office and he’s a super crafter, but only when I’m out bowling on Monday and Tuesday nights…. non of his “Titles” “job roles” are real, but he lives them every day. Let’s just say, he’s amazing, amusing, and there is never a dull moment around this house.
Most importantly I am a mum to my awesome son, who has Autism and Grand Mal Seizures, he’s the best not so young kid a parent could hope for, and recently turned 21.
I’m also a Ten Pin Bowler, and in 2021 was the winner with my teammates of the coveted Eagle Trophy, For winning the team event in our division of USBC Open Tournament, the highest accolade an amateur bowler can win, very exciting and something I will never forget. We were also presented with watches at the beginning of the 2022 USBC Open Tournament and that was just a wonderful experience in itself. I also love to capture moments frozen in time with my Canon Camera, when time allows. I work running monthly tournaments at my local Bowling Alley, I do enjoy it, but would much rather be home these days, like a lot of us crafty types.
My partner and I share our home together and are slowly turning our home into a country/ rustic theme(which is a huge step up from his very empty bachelor environment, that it was when we first moved in together!) I began my crafting journey with my Cricut Maker, Dec 2018 and after approximately 2 years of struggling with it (It stopped cutting correctly no matter how many fixes Cricut gave me to do) I gave up on the frustrations and started making cards, albums and boxes the old fashioned way… in 2020 (The year, of shutdowns.)
Scoreboards, Die cutting machines and Paper cutters are the best tools you could ever own. So now I really do enjoy making cards, folios, albums, memory books, bags, and home decor.. This blog will be all about my journey as an amateur in this world of amazing crafter”s. I’m not the best at this crafting thing, but I try, and refuse to give up, so for the most part you’ll visit my makes no matter how tragic they are and laugh off – with me, the exceptionally bad choices and errors I can make every day.
Some Of My Main Interests Are:
Photography, Bowling, Cornhole, Art, Craft, Card Making, Stamping, Reading and Anything Vintage, Decor, Rustic, Shabby Chic, or Steam Punk! I also enjoy traveling and do quite a bit of it, as I bowl in tournaments across America quite often. I enjoy singing karaoke(but can’t sing a note) and have no hesitation in making a fool of myself doing so :)) “It sounds like a random cat growl/cow moo with some words thrown in to save the dogs”
Some Of My Favorite Movies:
Forest Gump, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistlestop Cafe, Catch Me If You Can, The Shining, Misery, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Alien Triology, Matrix Triolgy, My Blue Heaven, The Color Purple, The Wedding Singer, Bridesmaids, Tommy Boy, The Castle, Welcome To Woop Woop, Australia, I also love comedy and anything with horror or Suspense, “Thrillers” and scary and to this day one of the scariest movies I have ever watched was the 1970’s version of “When A Stranger Calls.” I still can’t watch it without getting shivers and never can sleep afterwards lol.
Favorite Tv Binge Shows:
I don’t watch a lot of mainstream tv, During Covid we opted for streaming, but I have enjoyed many series, some of which I own on DVD – including, Absolutely Fabulous, Sex In The City, Sons Of Anarchy, The Tudors, Dexter, The Walking Dead, True Blood, Treme, Rome, Carnivale’, American Horror Story, The Ship, Game Of Thrones, The Last Kingdom, Hell on Wheels, Ozark, October Sky, Penny Dreadful, Ripper, more recently Yellow Jackets, Your Honor, Bosche, The Handmaiden, The Last Kingdom, Game Of Thrones, House Of Dragon, there are so many, and I just started watching Miss Scarlet and the Duke. I do love some Victorian era programs and or movies as well.
Live(The Band), Bob Dylan, Pink, The Band, Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Dixie Chicks, The Who, Pink Floyd, Dobie Grey, U2, Journey, Shania Twain, Foreigner, Alan Parsons, Nirvana, Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi, Staind, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Neil Diamond, Golden Frappe, Adam Lambert, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Velvet Underground, DJ BoBo, Cold Chisel, Australian Crawl, Goanna, John Farnham, John Denver, Keith Urban, I don’t have enough hours in the day to keep typing all these names lol…Rock, Heavy Rock, Southern Rock, Easy listening, Country, Modern Country, Pop, Techno, Euro-pop and trash, The Commitments, Jimmy Barnes, Phantom Of The Opera, Jesus Christ Super Star, Grease, Greatest Hits 50’s 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, 2010’s-now, I could go forever.
My favorite few songs of all time are, Ligntning Crashes by Live, Hurricane and One More Cup Of Coffee by Bob Dylan, Hello Again by Neil Diamond, Driftaway by Dobie Grey, This Old Guitar by John Denver, It’s Been Awhile by Staind, Tennesse Whiskey By Chris Stapleton, When The War is Over by Cold Chisel, I tend to really love tear jerker songs where the words have meaning. Some of my favorite albums are War Of The Worlds by Jeff Wayne, The Butterfly Ball & Grasshopper Feast by Roger Waters with Various Artists, Eye In The Sky by Alan Parsons Project, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by James Galloway, Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd, I think I am pretty musically eclectic really lol!
Books and Authors:
I love Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Michael Connelly, Christine Feehan, one of my favorite books ever written was a book called I am Rosemary by Marietta Moskin, It was a Scholastic Book I read as a young teen but I find it so very significant still and have read it about 15 times now, It is really a Historical fiction book about a sixteen year old girl who experiences the Holocaust. Throughout the book she goes to several different concentration camps and talks about her struggles in each one. it was really sad, but really opened my eyes up at a young age of just how horrific the holocaust really was.
In essence I’m pretty upfront and honest all the time, I wear my emotions on my sleeve, I have a good sense of humor and I tell it like it is. I don’t believe in being fake and I don’t like to form opinions without knowing the whole story first. I’m down to earth and pretty much try and usually get along with everyone. I love to gift and help people when I can, especially at Christmas (it’s my favorite time of the year!).That pretty much sums me up 🙂
I know to some people this is quite the boring “about page” but I am, who I am and I’m grateful that I have the life I have.
Thanks for reading and Happy Crafting.