Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
We're moving to the Berry House in Geneva next week. The name of the shop is Simply Sassy. I'll be working out there one day a week. We haven't decided which day yet, but I'm happy to do that. It will be a nice change of pace. Dawn, the young woman we are moving in with, is very nice and seems like a reasonable person. I like the 'stuff' she has so far. She wants us to be 'established' before Swedish Days. That's a very popular annual event in Geneva. We've done Swedish Days before, as an exhibitor. It's very well attended. Geneva is kind of a 'destination' place so I think this will be a good move for us and I'm excited to be doing something positive 'out west'. The '3rd Street Shops' has fallen on hard times.
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.