Cheryl Burns' Profile

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Welcome to my Etsy shop! Please come in and look around!

My name is Cheryl Burns, and I live in Abington, Massachusetts, a small suburb south of Boston. I was born and raised in the Boston area, and I can't imagine living anywhere else.

From a young age, I have always been interested in creating things, My aunt taught me to do cross stitch when I was 9 years old, and I still have that sampler. A few years later, she gave me her old sewing machine but I dint know what to do with it.
I took sewing in Junior High School. I made my own Winter coat when I was 15, while my new boyfriend watched me cutting out all the pieces before our date!
I guess he didn't mind, we've been married for 37 years!

I have an Associates Degree in Advertising Art and Design and was a graphic artist at a small town newspaper. I…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 26
  • Joined January 20, 2011

Favorite materials

Printed Cotton Fabric

Shop

MyBusyButtons
Handmade Fabric Badge Reels

About

Welcome to my Etsy shop! Please come in and look around!

My name is Cheryl Burns, and I live in Abington, Massachusetts, a small suburb south of Boston. I was born and raised in the Boston area, and I can't imagine living anywhere else.

From a young age, I have always been interested in creating things, My aunt taught me to do cross stitch when I was 9 years old, and I still have that sampler. A few years later, she gave me her old sewing machine but I dint know what to do with it.
I took sewing in Junior High School. I made my own Winter coat when I was 15, while my new boyfriend watched me cutting out all the pieces before our date!
I guess he didn't mind, we've been married for 37 years!

I have an Associates Degree in Advertising Art and Design and was a graphic artist at a small town newspaper. I learned so much about typography and design that has stayed with me, even to this day.

As the years went on, I was a stay-at-home Mom but managed to find a way to make money with my creativity. For several years, I designed and created large decorative flags. They were very popular in my area, and I could advertise the newest one by hanging it outside.

I took a decorative painting class in 1989, and loved it. I learned a lot about technique and design. By 1996, I was teaching my own classes there and in my home. I taught for 15 years, making so many friends. I still paint' and put my items in a annual painting show with a lot of my former students and teachers.

I started this Etsy shop in 2011 to continue selling my fabric badge reels. My daughter inspired me to make a few for her, and her nursing friends. She came home from work the same day with orders for more. As the orders kept coming, I knew I wanted to start a small business selling online, and My Busy Buttons was born.

I am blessed to have two grown children, a brand new grandson (our first!), and a husband who's patience has allowed me to continue with my crafty life.

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