Mt.Carmel, Illinois, United States
My bio picture was taken Jan. 2013 ..... as you can see I am nothing special, but I do hold the hearts of a few. :)
quilting, sewing, crocheting, fabric postcards, embroidery quilt squares, fabric quilted fabric checkbook covers, rag quilts, jewelery, handbags, drawstring Gothic bags, candle making, canning, backing, cross stitch, counted cross stitch, latch hook rugs,
Skills and Techniques
I started making many crafts back in the 50's on a treadle sewing machine that my grandmother gave me, she figured if I ran a needle in my finger I would stop peddling.
By the 60's I was making most of my own clothing, including formals, suites and coats. In the 70's was when family came alone and I made their clothing and also crafts to sell and help support us. I am always on the look out for something new and different, which lately seems as if the old is the new new. :)
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Get to Know
I am not a business. I do my crafts for my enjoyment and the enjoyment of others. Since the death of my husband, my crafts have been my life-line.
I do not have a fancy studio I use almost every room in my house for the many crafts I do. This is another reason I can keep my prices low, low over head.
I don't take the best of pictures due to not being able to hold the camera steady and judging good light. But I try my very best to do my best to show you what you would get if you buy it from me. Plus it keeps my prices low by not paying someone else to take the pictures for me.
My grammar is enough to scare any teacher but at my age it han't going to be changing. In fact I have been told I was an old ignorant illiterate hillbilly. Have to say I am proud as Hell to be a Hillbilly. I was raised to be honest, truthful, kind, sharing, respectful of others but most of all to be myself and never ever treat others in an unkind fashion that I wouldn't want to be treated myself. Plus it helps my my prices low by not having someone else write my descriptions for me.
What I do have is a love, talent and pride for my crafts. I excell in that part of my life. I do not need to write good or take great pictures to sew, knit, make jewelry and everything else I do in life. I have learned to do what I can and not worry about what I am unable to do.
I have been selling for over 42 years, on line selling before 1998. You can check my feedback here, eBay, Esty and Zibbet - right now that is where I am selling.
I started sewing before I was old enough to go to school. I came from a strong line of hillbilly women that crafted back when it was needed to make ends meet. In fact some of the family line was American Indian
Back when making soap, clothing, blankets, quilts, even cooking wasn't a faze but the way to live. I made my family clothing till it became cheaper to buy ready made. Now that they are grown or gone, I have more time to do what I love the most ....... sewing.
I was taught to do it right and if I make a mistake to start over again. I was taught that anything worth having took time and care.
When I started selling my work I was under 8 years old, I was told to set my prices at what I would pay for it. I was told to never sell anything that I wouldn't be thrilled to buy myself. So I keep that in mind when I am making things, I do so using what I like or what my family members would like. For if it doesn't sell I have my gifts already
My shop is my front room, my suppliers are my local stores and sometimes I buy from other small time folks just trying to make ends meet like me.
My crafts IS my hobby yet it is what buys my food and pays my bills. Due to this I take great pride into what I do. So much pride I use my same ID everyplace I sell. I want people to know I have nothing to hide and to check me out.
I write like an old crone according to some [members here], but there is always a song in my heart and love in my fingers as I write or do my crafts. I never ever work on my crafts when angered. I do work on my crafts with much joy and hope that part of that joy passes on to it's new owner.
I have 3 grown living children, and 6 living grandchildren and grandmother to 3 dogs [not here son doesn't have real children they have 3 of the cutest little dogs that are their "boys". :)
I sell on Etsy, Zibbet and eBay using the same ID as I do here customizedjust4you If you ever have a question please just ask, if you have a problem with me or my item please let me know.
Yes I do more than sew crafts I sew clothing, but most of that is from special orders
This is a cape I made fully lined and you can wear it red side out or cow print out ..... yes very different.
Same cape as above but shows the other side.
Love to make custom clothing when my health allows it.