Quirky handmade goods

Chicago, Illinois On Etsy since 2012


Quirky handmade goods

Chicago, Illinois | 13 Sales


Gayle Schliemann

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Gayle Schliemann

About InertiasInspirations

Sales 13
On Etsy since 2012

What do yo do when you are a Jane of all trades, and master of a few?

In 1995 when I was preparing to graduate from college with a BFA in Theatre Performance a friend asked me what I wanted to do when I graduated... I said I would like to stay home and make stuff. That sort of happened.

Shortly after graduation, I retired from the stage (a short lived career) and started my own made to order dress making business, crafting everything from pageant gowns to stylized victorian wedding dresses; basically, I was steam punk before steam punk was cool (Wait that sounds like a Barbara Mandrel song).

When it was time to make a life changing move from the Capital of the Confederacy to the secluded Green Mountains, I happened upon a temporary job in a local quilt store. There I designed quilts, cute toys, garments, and the best part was that I had carte blanche to create whatever I wanted! Honing my skills, and becoming a BERNINA sewing machine expert, I later opened my own store and the creative beast within continued to thrive.

In addition to the creative outlet of cloth, paper and scissors, I also wrote a fictional book (non-sewing related).

I sold my store in 2009 to work for cooporate, but I never stopped making things for my own amusement. It seems as though most of my Facebook friends really enjoy my posts when I put a new item up that I've made. So, I thought maybe others would enjoy them too, plus I miss the interaction of sharing ideas and my work with others. This is how Inertia's Creations started.

Why Intertia's Inspirations? It's named after the main character from my book, Stopping Inertia. I thought the name was apropriate as I have dabbled in lots of hobbies (writing, hence the book), but sewing, crafting and quilting were the things that never stopped - An object in motion tends to stay in motion.

You will find a diverse selection in my Etsy store... Placemats, toys, jewelry, bags, quilts, and patterns. Thank you for having a look at it (and if you see something you like, buy it. I don't like making the same thing twice :) ).

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  • Gayle Schliemann

    Owner, Photography, Creation, Shipping

    I love to create and make things. I am an expert quilter, but love to do anything that can be glued, sewn, hammered, fastened... You get the idea. Unrelated but still creative, I also wrote Stopping Inertia, a novel... nothing to do with sewing.

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