Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Valentine's Day, what a sweet tradition
My sweetie gave me a bouquet of beautiful pink roses for Valentine's Day! They are wonderful and so is he!
I have always loved Valentine's Day! I have planned several dinner parties, and dinner dance-fund raisers for our church around a Valentine's Day theme, called "Gifts From the Heart".
I like heart shaped jewelry, and all things pink and red. Pink is my company color for SewSweet Dolls. When I was able to decorate my own home, there was a lot of pink in it. My favorite jacket is red. I covet red sandals. Though almost no one sees them at this time of year, my toe nails are red.
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.