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I have always had a love of crafting. When I was little, my sister and I would take the scraps left over from projects our mother did and turn them into Barbie clothes. Of course, we sewed them right around Barbie so undressing her became a bit of a challenge. But she was never naked!

Four years ago, I became a single mother of one with one on the way. To say I was scared would be an understatement. But I knew I had to do something. Armed with a box of ribbon someone had given me, I began to make hair bows. A few days later, I sold $42 worth to a boutique and I was in business. I have to admit, some of the bows were not the best. But Caroline, the owner of Annie Em’s Children’s Shop in Wilson, NC, saw something else. I asked her a year later, why she had even bought some of those bows. They were so ugly! Her response? I knew you needed it. And I could see the potential. Thank you Caroline!…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 9
  • Joined March 17, 2010

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Cotton, wood, ribbon, paint, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on, Materials that were bound for the trash that can be turned into something else completely new and beautiful, Bits of wood, strange broken things

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I have always had a love of crafting. When I was little, my sister and I would take the scraps left over from projects our mother did and turn them into Barbie clothes. Of course, we sewed them right around Barbie so undressing her became a bit of a challenge. But she was never naked!

Four years ago, I became a single mother of one with one on the way. To say I was scared would be an understatement. But I knew I had to do something. Armed with a box of ribbon someone had given me, I began to make hair bows. A few days later, I sold $42 worth to a boutique and I was in business. I have to admit, some of the bows were not the best. But Caroline, the owner of Annie Em’s Children’s Shop in Wilson, NC, saw something else. I asked her a year later, why she had even bought some of those bows. They were so ugly! Her response? I knew you needed it. And I could see the potential. Thank you Caroline!

The next four years would see me traveling NC, doing shows, farmers markets, selling to boutiques. Bows, paintings, crochet, and much more would get loaded into my van and off we’d go! Whew!

In March, I opened both my Etsy shop. It’s been a challenging but rewarding experience so far. And although the money isn’t where I need it to be yet, I am hopeful for what the future holds.

My dream? To buy my little sweeties a home where we can live for years to come, fill it with love, have a garden, and keep crafting smiles and memories!



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