Why Hello There.
Glad you found me.
A little bit about myself...
I believe we are all born with the need to create; it's part of the human condition. But this need to create, this Creativity, must be nurtured - or it can fade into the background of a busy and cluttered life. So-Create the Opportunity to be Creative. I make time to express myself on a daily basis through what I make. It doesn't matter if it's knit, sewn, baked, or hot glued. What's important and most satisfying is that it is shared.
I love to knit, sew, quilt, and create, and I've been creating for as long as I can remember. Even though life has pulled in different directions, I always come back to creating with my hands.
I'm an FIT graduate (Fashion Institute of Technology), where I later created classes and taught. Following FIT, I went to Gerber Garment Technology, where I had the opportunity to work with dozens of fashion houses and apparel companies around the world. Later, I went to Ralph Lauren to implement a Product Data Management (PDM/PLM) system throughout the global organization. While working at Ralph Lauren, I was bitten by the knitting bug when taught by an amazing colleague. It would be accurate to use the word obsessed as I began knitting & designing knits in every free waking moment.
Friends and colleagues soon asked me to make them items I was wearing since they loved my designs, my combinations of colors and fibers! These amazing friends have been after me to get blogging and on Etsy for years now, so here I am!
Etsy site soon to follow.
It's in print, so now I have to finish it!
Today, I did something I never do. I posted a picture of my son on Facebook. I know friends post pics of kids all the time, but I was always a little hesitant. MAP was wearing his new R2D2 hat (thank you ever so much to the lovely Shortstuff411 on Craftster for the inspiration and pattern reference. I had intended to make my own pattern, but as his birthday snuck up on me, it was helpful to have a place to start before I modified it! )
Just look...isn't that face priceless? He couldn't wait for me to properly finish it before trying it on (hence the yarn strings in the photo that are long gone now!)
It was raining outside and I thought it was the right thing to do. The look on his face is priceless and brought a smile to my face. With such a gray day, people could use a smile, right? After doing so, I instantly heard from friends I hadn't seen in so long, that I knew today was the day. This blog needed to happen- STAT!
Thanks for coming along this journey with me. Would love to hear from you on how you incorporate creating into your daily life.