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I'm in my early 40's and within the last year have tapped back into my creative side. I used to sew with my grandmother as a young girl, made fabric covered photo albums, weaved baskets, cross-stitched, and attempted a few other things. After visiting a craft show I started to get creative again. It's a lot of fun to use non-traditional fabrics for traditional items. I enjoy going to the fabric store and seeing what I can combine that others might not consider. Who says everything has to be traditional?

I'm sure you've heard of people that go into Target or Barnes & Noble for one thing and end up spending $50 or more...well that's me at the fabric store (oh...and Target and Barnes & Noble, too)!! I've yet to see a fabric I didn't think I could make into something.

I hope you enjoy my items as much as I do, and as…

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  • Born on May 25
  • Joined December 30, 2009

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cotton, zipper, buttons

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GeminiRed Creations

About

I'm in my early 40's and within the last year have tapped back into my creative side. I used to sew with my grandmother as a young girl, made fabric covered photo albums, weaved baskets, cross-stitched, and attempted a few other things. After visiting a craft show I started to get creative again. It's a lot of fun to use non-traditional fabrics for traditional items. I enjoy going to the fabric store and seeing what I can combine that others might not consider. Who says everything has to be traditional?

I'm sure you've heard of people that go into Target or Barnes & Noble for one thing and end up spending $50 or more...well that's me at the fabric store (oh...and Target and Barnes & Noble, too)!! I've yet to see a fabric I didn't think I could make into something.

I hope you enjoy my items as much as I do, and as much as I love creating them.

I will be donating 10% of everything I sell to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation - Georgia Chapter (CCFA). My mother was diagnosed with Crohn's around 40 years ago and I was (mis)diagnosed with Crohn's around 20 years ago. But this past year not long after Thanksgiving 2011 I started to feel sick. Just thought it was a stomach flu or from being worn out from doing too much and burning the candle at both ends. After 4 weeks of feeling terrible I finally made an appointment with the Gastroenterologist. She sent me for a CT scan, I then ended up in the ER on New Year's Day on fluids and morphine, and then a colonoscopy on 1/6/12. On that day I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. In some ways it's better than Crohn's because it typically only effects the colon rather than the entire GI tract, but still it's not the greatest diagnosis in the world.

I've been a volunteer for CCFA for a few years now, including completing a 1/2 marathon to raise funds and awareness for a cure, participating in Take Steps (annual walk in Atlanta) and helping with the Bottoms Up annual event.

I do not want people to go through what my mother has for 40 years and the horrible feeling I felt this past month and therefore I am making a promise to donate 10% of everything I sell from my Etsy site.

Thank you for helping me make a difference!!

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