Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Friday, April 23, 2010
and to think that I saw it on Addison Street
Look who I saw on my way to my car! If I don't get to work by 8:00 a.m. I can't park behind my building. There is a lot of competition for the parking slots. I've had to park in an alternate lot on Addison Street twice this week. Good thing the weather has been nice. I hate walking in the rain, with all the stuff I have to carry. Anyway, it's been fun to see the new or relocated shops that have popped up. There is also one called LaLa Land, which seems to sell children's clothing - I don't understand the name, but the shop looks cute. The bridal shop fills a space recently vacated by The English Garden. I'm sorry to see that one go. It was a cool gift shop.
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.