Ever since rooming with an art major in college, I've been interested in all things crafty. She showed me how to crochet. She tried to teach me how to sew. She got me interested in painting. I just love being creative and LOVE the feeling of accomplishment in finishing a project. Not everything turns out well, but I love to try. A few years ago I start making my own jewelry. I mostly give it away as gifts or make it for someone who asks me, but I did have a party once where I did really well. I never bothered with Etsy because I didn't really know how to promote it and didn't want to be tied down to it if I didn't have the time to make anything to go on it. Fast forward to now. I spent from before Halloween until the night before Christmas crocheting different items to give as Christmas presents and also made some jewelry as gifts too. I really feel like me when I'm making them. It's something I do for me. Jeannie. The person. Not the wife. Not the mother. I can call it my own. I appreciate that so much.
That being said, my college roommate and I opened an Etsy store. Right now, everything on it is hers but I'm slowly taking pictures of my stuff to add to it. We're even having a show the first weekend in February. We'll have jewelry, my hats, hairbows and other accessories for little girls, and hopefully we'll have a few pillowcase dresses too. If you're local, contact me for the address. It would be great to have some support. Plus it's an ice cream social so come get some free ice cream. Here are a few pics of two of my hats. I pulled the initial patterns from crochet-mania-hats.blogspot.com and tweaked them to make them my own. I'm proud of them. I love this feeling. I'll get the Etsy link on the blog soon so you can check out the rest of the stuff.
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