I’m Kara – mom, wife, crafty type, handyman, music fan… I like all sorts of stuff, from paper crafting to concerts, jewelry making to knitting, reading to shopping for cool kitsch.
The name Madame Wong comes from a joke between my husband and I – in the early days of our marriage, if I knew it was the hubster calling, I’d answer the phone “Madame Wong’s House of Whoopee”. After answering that way once when it wasn’t the hubster (whoops), I shortened it to Madame Wong’s. It’s also turned into a nickname of sorts – my Big Kid will refer to me as Madame Wong or MW. Anyway, so I’m not really Madame Wong but I like to pretend that I am.
This blog started out with no real theme – I didn’t write about one specific thing – it might be something that amuses me, something that ticks me off or a post about music, which is one of my most favorite things in the world. I spent about a year and a half featuring cards that I made for Operation Write Home. Then I went to college as an adult student so my paper crafting time turned into homework time. Now I’m graduated and working a grown up type job. Most current posts are video based. YouTube has a great deal of awesomeness.
I have a shop on eBay where I sell LeSportsac bags and home goods. I have 3 shops on Etsy – one for handmade jewelry, one for hand knit scarves and one where I sell vintage clothing and accessories.
eBay – The Cottage Garden Home
etsy – Hand Knit Scarf Shop
etsy – Beaded and Buttoned
etsy – TCGH Vintage