Hey! I’m Melanie
Have you already found your love for modern patchwork and quilts?
Here in Germany quilts are not known to all, especially not modern quilts. So on this blog I show you my journey into modern quilting. I hope you accompany me and that I can be a source of motivation and inspiration.
What can you find on my blog?
Generally I post about finished projects or important progress. Snapshots of what I am working on can mostly be found on my instagram account.
With all the inspiration out there (e.g. Pinterest) it is often hard to stay on track. That’s why I sometimes bundle Snapshots from different projects into posts as well – e.g. for the Finish Along Linkup.
… please do not expect me to write a post every week (god forbid every day). But I promise, I will write when I have something motivational and inspirational to show.
How I started blogging?!
My blog “Melanie’s Kunstraum” has a colorful history. Everything started with a professor demanding we students should have at least some basic html and css skills to finish his class. Believe me, I was a bit miffed at the time as I was studying business and not computer science. A computer geeky friend advised that I learned coding best, practicing on a real site. That’s how my own domain was born back in 2005. And yes I passed the class – though I would not have needed my practical knowledge.
Why I love „programming“?
So I practiced and even had some kind of a private blog for a while. But I discovered, I actually like the technical aspects of websites and blogging. To me this part is a lot like solving puzzles. Of course I get annoyed sometimes or I need help with figuring it out – but in general tuning the small things is a nice challenge. Finding inspiration, doing google searches and lots of try and error later I am hopefully successful and that’s creative fun to me.
Why that blog title?
The more hands on creative fun known as crafting was supposed to be the blog content when I started searching for a blog title. I planned to make my blog about all my creative endeavors. That’s how I came up with the connection to the “Kunstraum” the classroom for arts at school. I used that blog title when I started blogging again on blogger.
Currently I blog about quilting – sometimes detouring to modern, patchworky sewing items.
And the technical stuff?
Nowadays my blog is hosted on my own domain again and the blog title is invisible. mell-meyer.de is a wordpress site based on the genesis framework. English is the main language in the quilting world and a prerequisite to connect worldwide.
But I nonetheless wanted to show my native language German. After a huge debate and quite some research I even switched to a multilingual site using the WPML (WordPress Multilingual) plugin. As it is taking way too much time to translate all my text that plugin is now deinstalled.