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custardpuddingdreams

Location

Frankfort, IL, United States

Quick Blurb

I've always sewn and now I sew these adorable critters. Member of The It's Better Handmade Guild.

Interests

anything vintage, renaissance fairs, animal lover, cross stitching, embroidery, antiquing, sewing, family, yard sales, gardening,

Skills and Techniques

hand-stitching, cross stitching, embroidery, sewing, using my foot-pedal sewing macine,

Find me online @:

https://twitter.com/CustardPuddi… http://www.custardpuddingdreams.… http://pinterest.com/puddincat

Get to Know

All my life I have been a hard worker. It was instilled by my Nana, on my mothers side. Shown to me by my dad, a landscaper. Practiced by my grandparents, on my fathers side - they were farmers. So work is what I have always done, in one form or another. Starting with landscaping at age 13, Medical assistant/Labratory technician, hospital ward secretary in the critical care units, orthotic lab worker, and for the last 17 years a dispatcher with the state police. All have been rewarding jobs in their own rights. Each one giving valuable lessons.



However, life has a way of throwing you a curve ball and you have to roll with the punches. I became disabled after one too many bouts of pneumonia. Having been a smoker most of my adult life hurt me too. Sometimes we learn life's lessons too late. Now I am homebound with my oxygen.

So I begrudgingly resigned my "headset" and "microphone", told my troopers goodbye one last time and came home to ponder what I would do with my life.



I'm not one to just sit around and do nothing. So-sew is what I did! I dusted off the sewing machine. Dug out the patterns and went to town. First I had a field day on ebay. I bought up vintage chenille bedspreads like crazy. Then I purchased vintage tablecloths and fabric too. While I was at it I found some 1940's patterns for stuffed animals. Who knew you could have so much fun spending money? Right? It was like Christmas here. In July, and August, and September!

Then the work started in earnest. Now I have dolls, and stuffed animals everywhere. Hope I never get tired of this job. I love it. Hope you do to.



Catherine

Bio Photo Gallery

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    One of my precious few That my Nana made. a leopard. She used nylons back then for stuffing.

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    My booth space at a local craft fair. I can hang the larger ones from the frame to attract browsers.

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    One of the tables at the craft fair. Dolls of all ethnicities and chenille stuffed animals.

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    A small but portable display. I can face the animals in all directions.