How I got started.
A few years ago I was working in an
architecture firm, 60 hours a week, designing another persons ideas and
drafting another persons designs until one day, everything changed. I
got laid off due to lack of work (the economy really hit the
architecture world, bad) and I went into a serious depression.
about a month of being 'down in the dumps' my boyfriend suggested I get a
hobby. Up until then my hobby was reading. I would read anything and
everything that I came across (still do) but at this point in my life it
just wasn't enough. I missed designing, even though it wasn't my
designs, I missed the creativity of it all. To start with a blank piece
of paper or screen and then fill it up with designs of a beautiful home.
I'm not much of a painter and my free hand sketches leave much to be
desired, but I needed something.
Along comes my boyfriend to the
rescue. He took me to AC Moore and Michaels, gave me his debit card (he
is so wonderful) and the rest is literally history. I love all types of crafting.
From scrap booking to card making, sewing to jewelry making, I'm hooked
on crafts. I have tote after bin after box FULL of my creations. And its
all just sitting there.
One day last year, at my current job, a
new girl started. She also loved crafting and so we hit it off right away. She
starts to tell me all about her Etsy shop and how easy it is to post
your items. And so, with a lot support and encouragement from people in
my life I opened MY SHOP! I have no idea what the future of my shop
holds, but just the thought of people seeing my designs everyday is
enough to keep me going. I hope people like my creations or find some
inspiration from them. Everything I create is made with a lot of love
and A LOT of passion. I take pride in all my work and strive to create
something unique and beautiful. As my motto says, "It's beautiful when
you're in love".