Spending years working for a major corporation and living in a big city brought my husband and me to Northern Michigan to retire. It is a great place to live, but it comes with distancing yourself from a lot of things.
It’s a 20-minute drive to the nearest grocery store, 40 minutes to a major grocery store and restaurants, and 45 minutes to Traverse City, Charlevoix or Petoskey. Living away from so much led me to find hobbies and new friends to fill that time during cold winters and drab days in the spring.
As mentioned on the home page, the first thing I started to do was restructure sweatshirts into wearable art. That is how I got started in doing art and craft shows. However, have you ever tried to sell a sweatshirt on a 90-degree-plus day? It is not easy.
Several of my friends were quilters and finally got me interested in quilting. Well, if you are a quilter you know how it works. Every time you walk into a quilt shop you find more material and, after a while, you have a room full of material and finished quilts and no one to give them to.
The second phase of art and craft shows begins. A friend and I venture out with a new business to start selling quilts, pictures, pillows, and table runners at art and craft shows.
Next came the folded fabric pictures that I designed and framed. I place folded fabric under the cutout cardstock to create a dimensional picture with various color and texture.
Unfortunately, in 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic hit and business has been slow. As we’ve seen with most events planned, we’re all unsure if there will be any art and craft shows this year. So, hopefully, the website will help bring my creations to the public. Any questions? Feel free to contact me anytime!