Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I'm working on my lastest craft idea - ornaments with pictures on them. I started with our families (Bob's and mine) and now I'm on to Wedding pictures. I'm going to make a wedding tree. I'm really excited because I was able to find the pictures of my grand parents weddings, as well as my parents, kids, and some other family members. It's going to be really cool! I did a Christmas wreath with my entire family, including pets, for a window display in my shop. It's very neat. I'm doing a larger wreath that will be year 'round, with 'everyone' as I mentioned before. It will hang in our family room.
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.