I have always overflowed with creativity and never really did anything with it. Then I became a mother and started working at a nursing home with residents that had Alzheimer's or a dementia related condition. My mother is a crocheter as well, I might just rope her in to doing a guest spot every now and then (haha mom, I love you!). But I never got into the crochet thing until I started working at the nursing home. Some really cool ladies showed me the ropes and answered my all my never ending questions. Along with my mother, who I went to when I wasn't at my job. I think she was secretly excited that I was finally learning instead of wanting her to make me things or stealing her finished projects.
So I was just crocheting at the time, but not anything "good" and I never finished a project. Like ever. I like to refer to that time of my life as my "practice" years. Yes you read that right. I never finished, really finished, a project for at least 2-3 years. I'm sort of a perfectionist. So instead of making a mediocre project, I would start, get halfway done, then rip it apart and not touch it again.
But after my husband joined the military and we moved four thousand miles from home, I found myself being a really bored SAHM. So I picked the hook back up and now after a kind of snowball effect and one final move back home later, I can proudly say I've ascended to the "expert" level in my crochet skills. Side note: Did you know you can become a certified Crochet teacher? I'm totally looking into it. I'm pretty proud of my Macgyver-y (I love making up words, as you'll come to find out) skills in my crafts as well. Just because you don't have all the materials for a project doesn't mean you still can't make said project. Who really needs to save umpteen million rolls of TP tubes, OK maybe I'm exaggerating , when a cereal box taped up will do? #aintnobodygottimeforthat
I finally started a page on Facebook (link below) to show off my awesome projects, wishing to start selling instantly. Alas it didn't turn out the way I wanted to. I have had some really great customers from just spreading the word through my page, family, and the buy/sell pages on there. But I feel as if I need to do more than try to sell things. But have no fear! I will still be selling my items, so order away everyone! I also want to open up an Etsy shop eventually but for now, I'll worry about keeping it a hobby instead of a job. There is only so much crocheting/crafting/painting you can squeeze into one day with a family of five plus a dog, plus everyday life in general.
So anyway, lets get this creative journey started shall we? I will be posting some old stuff soon that you have probably seen on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stephsartsandcrafts. sfljghAfter I get everything loaded onto my portfolio page I'll begin to add new stuff. Ill also do some how-to's and give ya'll some tips along the way as well. Got an idea you want to run by me? Go to my About tab and click on Contact. Thanks everyone! Keep on creating!