Connie Classen's Profile

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I thank the universe everyday for the creativity inside of me Much of which was past down to me from Grandmother's. I have been sewing since I was tall enough to stand and push the treadle on my mom’s singer treadle sewing machine. My grandmothers on both sides were always creating quilts, knitting, crocheting, and generally being resourceful. My mother tells of her redesigned winter coat, that her mother made for her by taking apart a hand-me-down coat.
I enjoy all types of crafting experiences; I have at least tried most creative opportunities that have come across my path. But I always come back to sewing; it is one of my most favourite. Well… also knitting and crocheting, and beading, scrapbooking too. I guess I had better stop there but hopefully you get the idea.
With this imaginative spark you’ll understand why coming across all those vintage, often handmade, items from my…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 24
  • Joined October 25, 2010

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fabric, fibres, well loved denim, Vintage Fabrics, drapery fabric, barkcloth, Mens ties, Ladies Hankies, dollies, estate finds of clothes or other items, anything that can be turned into something else rather than be sent to the land fill, craft supplies, craft kits

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About

I thank the universe everyday for the creativity inside of me Much of which was past down to me from Grandmother's. I have been sewing since I was tall enough to stand and push the treadle on my mom’s singer treadle sewing machine. My grandmothers on both sides were always creating quilts, knitting, crocheting, and generally being resourceful. My mother tells of her redesigned winter coat, that her mother made for her by taking apart a hand-me-down coat.
I enjoy all types of crafting experiences; I have at least tried most creative opportunities that have come across my path. But I always come back to sewing; it is one of my most favourite. Well… also knitting and crocheting, and beading, scrapbooking too. I guess I had better stop there but hopefully you get the idea.
With this imaginative spark you’ll understand why coming across all those vintage, often handmade, items from my childhood or my mom’s childhood is such a thrill.
I have gathered quite the collection of special items, which I have to start to share with others so I can continue to enjoy searching and building my own anthology of found items. As the older generations leave the family farms, and people move on, they leave behind unique treasures full of memories that I look forward to sharing with you.

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