Farm girl to island girl

Farm girl to island girl

Dabbles & Babbles is your place to find crafty, fun and free tutorials that will inspire you to get your creative groove on!

Launched in 2013, Dabbles & Babbles has become a go-to place for people to learn that anyone can be a maker – kids and adults alike. I’m not a professional crafter or maker but I love to “dabble” in all sorts of creative endeavors. I encourage everyone to dive in, get your hands dirty, and awaken the creative genius you have just waiting to surface. Oh, and don’t worry, I’ll be here to help guide you on your creative journey.

Join the 165,000+ users who learn how to get creative every month here at Dabbles & Babbles.

But wait, you probably want to know who runs the show here…

Hi, friend! I’m Jamey and I’m honored that you’ve chosen to spend some time with me.

I’m just a good ol’ farm girl from rural Ontario, Canada. My childhood involved chasing chickens in mid-calf shaggy brown boots while wearing a neon pink bikini; or you could find me riding my goat with no ears, no tail and three legs – true story (see goat in photo)!

I was blessed with a very creative and talented mother who exposed me to a variety of arts and crafts throughout my childhood and eventually later in life, I discovered my own propensity and talent for most creative endeavors.

After University and time abroad, my travels led me to the beautiful Pacific Northwest of Canada and my now home, Victoria, BC. The moment I laid eyes on this incredible city, I knew I was home. It was here with the mountains and fresh ocean air, my passion for graphic design emerged. Eventually, that same passion spilled over to the blog you’ve arrived at – Dabbles and Babbles.

In addition to my professional life, I’m married to a wonderful guy named Michael, and I have a super outgoing and vivacious daughter, Noelle. Oh, I can’t forget my ridiculously handsome Balinese cat, Milo.

Life is good and I’m thrilled you could join me.

If you’re ready to jump in and join the creative party, I encourage you to subscribe to Dabbles & Babbles and find me in some of these great places: Pinterest (join almost 12,000 other followers), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+

Oh, and don’t forget to check out the very popular FREEBIES page here.

10 Comments on About

  1. Dee
    September 29, 2015 at 4:32 PM (6 years ago)

    I pinned your crochet shop — Here is the proof: (my snapshot of my Pinterist page with my name will not copy) 🙁 Have you already have five people to get the free crochet patterns? If so, that’s fine — If not, I’d love them!

    Dee from Nebraska USA

    • Jamey
      September 30, 2015 at 9:56 AM (6 years ago)

      Thanks Dee, I just sent you the patterns. Have a great day!

      ~ Jamey

  2. Diane Stewart
    December 14, 2015 at 7:57 PM (6 years ago)

    Hi Jami, I just found your blogg. Love your work. Lived up island in Parksville for a moment in time years ago.Cannot imagine how the area has built up I remember beautiful Victoria and Sooke.

  3. Jamey
    September 5, 2016 at 6:52 PM (5 years ago)

    Hi Jamey,
    My name is Jamey too! I have rarely seen another woman spell their name like mine, so when I came upon your blog and saw your name, I just had to comment! Have a great day!

  4. Dianna Caffee
    December 1, 2017 at 3:25 PM (4 years ago)

    Hi sweetie I have a question I love all your patterns but I prefer written down patterns by snail mail I have no clue how to download what ever sent on the internet to my phone to the computer to print them is there a way to order your patterns and be sent in the mail thank you for your time and your beautiful patterns you’re a very creative person

  5. Isha
    May 20, 2018 at 5:41 AM (4 years ago)


    My name is Isha and I’m a relationship manager at Getplacing I came across your website today and I wanted to start a relationship. We’re interested in running some sponsored/guest posts with you.

    Could you please give me quote? We aim long term partnership.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,
    Relationship Manager

  6. Connie Craig
    November 26, 2018 at 2:29 PM (3 years ago)

    Somehow I missed your instructions for the slippers made from the Solid Granny Square Dishcloth. could you please send them to me? I got the pattern for the Dish Cloth but want to fold it into a slipper and add some stitches so if fits like a slipper. please advise. Thanks for your help.

  7. Carolyn Sue Lee
    March 30, 2019 at 10:31 AM (3 years ago)

    I taught myself how to crochet when I was in my teens (60 yrs. ago!), because I’m left-handed. At that time, there weren’t books for us lefties(that I saw).
    I don’t have a DVD player for videos; however, I would LOVE to be on your e-mail list for any other type freebies!!
    Is that possible?
    Carolyn Sue

  8. Elizabeth Hart
    April 18, 2019 at 10:01 AM (3 years ago)

    Do u hav a newsletter plsx

  9. Gary
    September 15, 2019 at 10:04 AM (2 years ago)

    Hi Jamey, Vivacious, yes. Old Lady, definitely not. Just found your site and I’m really glad I did, I’m looking forward to having some fun and learning lots. Thanks in advance for everything. Oh! and tell Michael he’s a very lucky man.
    Best wishes Gary.


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