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Real heart felt Items. Special thanks and love to my son John Lewis for creating my banner and avatar. And hugs and kisses to his wife Allison for showing me this site.
War Surplus Baby
I am a baby boomer, born after WWII into a family that eventually totaled eight children. My parents were determined to have a boy, and after six girls, there he was. My littlest sister was born after him and we all became mothers to her. But the pedestal belonged to my brother, who would have been provided a college education, or at least a start, but he didn't want it. I wanted it, but didn't get it.
I believe my creativity is a gift from God, and I take full advantage of it as a thank you to Him. I have dabbled in many forms of the creative arts; oil painting, jewelry making, knitting, crocheting, sewing, weaving, always trying to achieve a better creation (never to surpass my three sons - they are my most treasured creations).
There wasn't any excess of money with eight children, so I had to work with what I had. While my sisters played with paper dolls and doll babies, I was stringing lei's from Mimosa tree blossoms and weaving mats from grass that grew in the field behind our house.
Over the years I became more proficient in my work, and sold paintings and crocheted work here and there. Then I found etsy. Finally a marketplace for handmade items where I could create and show the world of handmade lovers what I could do.
I've been selling on etsy ever since.
I was a war surplus baby; I believed in sweet dreams. And still do. Starland Vocal Band: War Surplus Baby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0-qhuKt3g
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