Redding, CA, United States
Please use coupon code SHIPPING to receive FREE shipping for any order totaling $20.00 or more.
crocheting, polymer clay, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery, weddings, christening, christenings, baby, babies, cooking, food network
Skills and Techniques
crocheting, polymer clay, broomstick lace, tatting, woodworking, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, crewel, painting, stenciling
Find me online @:
Get to Know
I do l little of everything from sewing, tatting, cross stitch, woodworking, quilting and general crafts but I have 2 mediums I love working in. My first is Polymer Clay. I love letting my imagination go wild and then making my creations. Making wedding cake tops and Christmas ornaments are my favorites. My second is crocheting. I especially love making baby items. I not only follow existing patterns, but enjoy making up my own patterns, too.
I have been interested in crafting my entire life. My grandma taught me to crochet when I was 5. I even started "the crafting bunch" at work, when I started crocheting in the lunch room during lunch hour. Soon everyone was bringing in projects and the table would be surrounded by everyone doing different types of crafts. I have also made several wedding dresses for friends as well as wedding party dresses. I have picked up teaching books to different craft techniques and taught myself as well as taking classes when they were available. Nothing excites me more than figuring out how to do a new craft technique. I always craft while in chemotherapy and everyone is always interested in what I am making. I have even sold my creations to the nurses and other patients in the chemotherapy lab.
I started selling my crafts after years of my friends and family encouraging me to get out there and do it. I started by selling at craft fairs and our local crafters mall, but due to health issues I now only sell through the internet. I wish I had started selling earlier and I encourage everyone to just get out and go for it. Don't get discouraged and don't give up. Take advantage of every opportunity to share links with other crafters and list your items everywhere you possibly can. Sometimes it takes a while for people to find you, but once they do they will share with their friends and off you go.
I am recently divorced, but come from a huge family that is very close (I have 30 nieces and nephews with 2 more on the way and hundreds of cousins). I retired from a long career working for a government law enforcement agency after being diagnosed with a very rare form of bone marrow cancer. I spend most of my time crafting now, but I am also an avid reader and I love to cook. I also love going out to lunch with friends and getting together with family. My favorite past time (besides crafting) is spoiling my 3 little furry 4 legged children (Long Haired Chihuahua's). They "supervise" everything I do.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND NOMINATIONS:
Featured artist on Handmade Artists web site, April, 2012
Nominated for Martha Stewarts American Made Crafts award, September 2012