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I am a 50 something disabled retired grand-mother of four. I have left behind the big city life of Detroit for a very small town, and after 30 years in retail, I am very happy to be doing it my way. My love in life is to create treasures from found and rediscovered items, although I do make many new items, too.

I became too sick to work in 2007, and subsequently lost everything I had. There is something about losing everything that makes you look at every little thing differently, as a useful thing. That is how I started making things from items others no longer had a purpose for. A couple of people from a local place called Hope Network that helps people like me, saw and liked my "stuff". One thing led to another and I was asked if I would be interested in a grant to do this full time. My answer to being interested was, "WOW", and "Woo Hoo"! So, here I am, and hopefully to stay for a very long…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 22
  • Joined October 27, 2010

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felt, fleece, yarn, paper, cardboard, cotton, plastic, denim, discarded clothing, foam rubber, styro foam, wall paper, poly fiberfill

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I am a 50 something disabled retired grand-mother of four. I have left behind the big city life of Detroit for a very small town, and after 30 years in retail, I am very happy to be doing it my way. My love in life is to create treasures from found and rediscovered items, although I do make many new items, too.

I became too sick to work in 2007, and subsequently lost everything I had. There is something about losing everything that makes you look at every little thing differently, as a useful thing. That is how I started making things from items others no longer had a purpose for. A couple of people from a local place called Hope Network that helps people like me, saw and liked my "stuff". One thing led to another and I was asked if I would be interested in a grant to do this full time. My answer to being interested was, "WOW", and "Woo Hoo"! So, here I am, and hopefully to stay for a very long time.

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