I just got married! After many months, no, actually a very long YEAR, my husband and I made it through the frustrating immigration process and got married at 2pm on a Thursday in February at the courthouse. It was perfect!
I love being super dramatic for the sake of comedy.
I have a lucky troll doll with crazy pink hair sitting by my computer in my office, and I've had him since I was 12. He is super cool. I mean, he's wearing faux denim overalls!
I love traveling, and one of my favorite places in the whole world is the Cliffs of Dover.
I have 2 crazy and super spoiled dogs. I have an elderly great dane named Bella, and a small husky/lab mix (he's 70 pounds, so yeah, small) named Baxter.
What got you started crafting?
I've always thirsted for doing creative things. Growing up I was always involved in musicals, choir, and band. In my mid 20's, after working a desk job with no creative outlet for several years, I decided to go to interior design school. I loved it, and soon I became a design gypsy. I'm a very hands-on designer, meaning I want to design the space and then pull out all the power tools to make it happen. I love being involved in every aspect of the design process. I guess that's where my crafting was born. One day out of the blue I decided to start making textile jewelry. I love the look and how unique it is, and no one in my area was doing anything remotely like it. I couldn't find accessories that spoke to who I am, so I decided to make them! That's where my business was born, and it has grown and evolved from there.
What is your source of inspiration?
Nature, architecture, color, people. There is so much beauty around us if we just slow down and look around!
What have you made recently?
I recently started making diaper bags because all my friends with babies were requesting "the perfect diaper bag." I also wanted to give my take on it, and create a bag that is super functional without being bright pink or baby blue.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my products at several handmade shops around the midwest, on my website, Etsy, and several art festivals throughout the year.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
The handmade movement is something that is near and dear to me. I feel that when someone buys handmade, they are buying a piece that was made with love and precision. Handmade items are not made in a factory by someone who hates their job. Each and every handmade item is unique just like every single person. Yeah, I know that was cheesy, but it's true! When you buy handmade, you are helping a small independent business which is helping to bring our economy back to basics.