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I am a disabled stay-at-home mom to one little boy. I have lived in Texas most of my life, and while it has it's faults, I do love it here and doubt I could consider any other place truly home.

I've been a crafter for as long as I can remember. My mother is a crafter too and when I was about 4 she taught me to hand sew. Then at about 7 she taught me to cross stitch. I love cross stitching. I was in elementary school and doing kits that adults found complicated. Then when I was about 8 or 9 she taught me to crochet granny squares and right around that time taught me to use a sewing machine. That was all it took. I was off like a rocket making my own crochet patterns and mentally disassembling my stuffed animals order to make my own sewing patterns based on them to make teddy bears and stuffed rabbits as presents for my cousins…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 26
  • Joined October 27, 2011

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Cotton Yarn, Alpaca Yarn, Acrylic Paint, Watercolors, Cotton Fabrics, Linen Fabrics, Cotton Threads, Felt

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I am a disabled stay-at-home mom to one little boy. I have lived in Texas most of my life, and while it has it's faults, I do love it here and doubt I could consider any other place truly home.

I've been a crafter for as long as I can remember. My mother is a crafter too and when I was about 4 she taught me to hand sew. Then at about 7 she taught me to cross stitch. I love cross stitching. I was in elementary school and doing kits that adults found complicated. Then when I was about 8 or 9 she taught me to crochet granny squares and right around that time taught me to use a sewing machine. That was all it took. I was off like a rocket making my own crochet patterns and mentally disassembling my stuffed animals order to make my own sewing patterns based on them to make teddy bears and stuffed rabbits as presents for my cousins.

In high school I found art as an outlet and my fondness for crafting, sewing and doodling turned in to a real love and passion for drawing, painting, sculpting and just about anything else artistic that I could get my hands on. The lack of money that college brings put a damper on my artistic pursuits, but I could still afford cheap yarn. This turned crocheting from a quaint hobby to a real art media for me. I have since taught myself to knit and can't wait to show what I can do with this combination of skills once I'm more confident in my knitting skills.

I am so glad that I have finally opened a shop. Since developing some health issues that leave me home bound quite often, crocheting, knitting and sewing have become my therapy. My hope through this endeavor is that I will feel at least be able to contribute to my household a little bit and that I can find some kind of help through losing myself in my crafts and arts. It doesn't hurt that I adore making beloved items for others and derive pure joy from it. It is exciting to think that I can make custom items for people other than my toddler son (whom I adore more than life, but I can only make so many blue and red cats and green bugs before I get bored)

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