Tess Wentz's Profile

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Welcome to Tess Creates where I offer the pretty things I've made, vintage treasures I've found, and various crafting supplies.

Tess Creates is a factory-free zone where I am the sole creator and maker of everything handcrafted I sell here.

For me, it's all about the crafting: From craft tools and supplies to craft books and patterns, my two Etsy shops cater to the creative person whose discerning tastes have brought them to Etsy.

When I'm not poking around thrift shops discovering treasures, reading, or tending to our online shops, my hands are seldom idle and I'm never in a crafting rut. My passions are making pretty things with embroidery, counted cross-stitch, paper, latch-hook, felt, crochet, sewing, quilting, and beading. I like to cook and bake, as well as adding plants to Fantod Manor's…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 22
  • Joined April 5, 2011

Favorite materials

beads, thread, yarn, paper, heart and soul

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TessCreates
I craft...also shop in thrift...

About

Welcome to Tess Creates where I offer the pretty things I've made, vintage treasures I've found, and various crafting supplies.

Tess Creates is a factory-free zone where I am the sole creator and maker of everything handcrafted I sell here.

For me, it's all about the crafting: From craft tools and supplies to craft books and patterns, my two Etsy shops cater to the creative person whose discerning tastes have brought them to Etsy.

When I'm not poking around thrift shops discovering treasures, reading, or tending to our online shops, my hands are seldom idle and I'm never in a crafting rut. My passions are making pretty things with embroidery, counted cross-stitch, paper, latch-hook, felt, crochet, sewing, quilting, and beading. I like to cook and bake, as well as adding plants to Fantod Manor's gardens and enjoying the colorful and delicious results.

My favorite authors (in no particular order) are Terry Pratchett (especially his Discworld series), John Kennedy Toole, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin (I eagerly await the next book of his "Land of Ice and Fire" series), John Irving, Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Rita Mae Brown, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, John Updike, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Janet Evanovich, Truman Capote, Douglas Adams, and especially...above all...Edward Gorey and his artistry.

I also enjoy live theatre (especially the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), baseball (go Mariners!), science fiction and fantasy movies, jazz, classical, and 1960's rock music, animation (from Disney to Phineas and Ferb to Hayao Miyazaki to Dreamworks to anything that's truly well-done and original), good television (especially "The Big Bang Theory" and anything that Joss Whedon does), and taking little road trips.

Together with my husband, Dale, I also have another Etsy shop: Fantod Manor Books and Ephemera (FantodManorBooks.etsy.com). There we offer quality used arts and crafts books, patterns, posters, prints, ephemera, and tattered books suitable for use in altered art projects.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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