The Christmas season abounds with memories, memories of years past, and new memories that are in the making. We all cherish our memories, but sometimes we struggle to record them, no matter how good our intentions to do so. I’m a sporadic journal keeper, but I have found myself being more regular about it since […]
Life is often like a bowl full of cherries, wonderful, delightful, and desirable. There are those pits that we encounter along the way, but that’s just part of eating cherries and you deal with it, but don’t focus on them. As a matter fact, focusing on them would rob us of the joy of […]
So did I, once upon a time. Way back when I was in elementary school, not long after I learned to crochet. My mom didn’t do a lot of sewing, but there is one outfit that she made for me that stands out in my memory. It was a skirt and a bolero vest […]
Faded tends to be a term that we mentally associate with old, worn out, no longer useful, ready to be thrown away. In my creative ventures those things that are faded, worn out, needing to be discarded, are actually repurposed into things of beauty, pleasure and service. Truly trash to treasure transformations, . . . […]
An artisan derives inspiration from any of an unlimited number of sources. For me, the most inspiring images are those of flowers and butterflies . . . and some of the photos my children have taken.
In a previous post, I shared about a craft show I attended last month. At this show I introduced a new product to my local market, the handmade junk journal, and I had several people stop and look through the journals, absolutely fascinated with the idea of these little gems.
My business has been in a state of cryostasis (terminology borrowed from the conversations of my sci-fi loving children) for a few years now. This year is the year I decided to regroup, rebrand, and reset my vision so I actually accomplish some goals, and move my business forward.
My first love in the world of textiles and creating them was crochet. When I was a little girl, my parents went to the neighbor’s often to sit and visit, taking my little sister and I with them. This neighbor couple were much older than my parents, and were like surrogate grandparents to us girls. […]
The New Oxford American Dictionary defines ‘muse’ as: a woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist Truly, I derive inspiration for my projects from the world around me. From the beauty of God’s creation, through the perspective of those who have […]
I have been fascinated with lace since a very young age.
It is one of the main reasons I wanted to learn to crochet.