Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
If all else fails, blame it on the kids!
Well - the 'Clutter Bug' head is almost finished. I'm still filling in the back side, but I wanted to get on with the other parts, too. It's definitely interesting. I hope it doesn't look like a grade-school project. If it does, maybe I can say the Sunday School kids made it? I sewed stays in the body, every 18" and connected them with 1" wide ribbon across the bottom to get the curved shape. Then I went back to the Dollar Store for handles. I found dusters, large bubble makers and then - butterfly nets!! They were the winners. They appear to be strong and I can bend the wire to the shape I need. Very good! Now, to put it together and do a test run...
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.