Hi! I’m Ally. I’m a mom of two young kids, a wife, and I work full-time. Life is hectic, and in the years since having kids, I got away from doing anything very creative. I just wasn’t able to do most of the activities I previously did. I was so busy, I didn’t even realize how much I missed creating.
When my daughter was in treatment for leukemia, I rediscovered my passion for creating. I got a cutting machine (a Cricut) and started learning everything about how to use it. That served as a catalyst – I began learning to make my own SVG cut files and all of the various types of projects they can be used for. Then I discovered the lasers! I got a Glowforge and it truly changed my life.
I began taking the skills and knowledge I had gained, adapting it and applying it to lasers. What was most exciting to me were all of the amazing things that can be made with a laser. The possibilities are endless!
In the time since I got a Glowforge, I’ve created hundreds of designs, and I’m continuing to expand my knowledge every day. I’m on a journey to become a laser guru.
I love creating and I love helping others create. I’m here to help you learn. I have tips, projects, tutorials and other helpful info. Welcome to Forging My Way!