My name is Melinda Peiserich. My husband, William and I make our home in Indiana with our huge, loveable cat named Moose. I’m an engineer by day – photographer, crafter, and cook by night and weekend. While engineering and creativity may seem like polar opposites, I’ve always loved living in both worlds.
I am a life-long learner and in the last couple of years, I’ve fallen in love with all things photography. My latest learnings have taken me into the world of portrait photography, but I still love taking images of objects (mostly things I’ve made) and nature. You can find some of my work on my flickr page.
As a crafter, I mainly knit, spin, and crochet. My mom taught me to crochet when I was a kid, but I didn’t really get into until college. I started knitting in 2007-2008 when several friends at work learned together. One of my very first projects was a cabled afghan (because I am a glutton for punishment!). Spinning started in 2009, when my college friend and sorority big sis, Janet taught me. I now have 4 spinning wheels! You can find me on ravelry to see more. My house is filled with wool, yarn, and photography gear, and I’m not ashamed in the least by any of that (and William and Moose are very tolerant of all of it).
Among all of that, William and I also really enjoy cooking together. It’s fun, and since both of us have backgrounds in chemical engineering, we look at cooking and recipes like a chemistry experiment.
So why Doodlebug? It’s what my grandmother always called me. It was so endearing, and she was such an amazing person. It’s kind of my homage to her.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!