Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Monday, May 24, 2010
New Pillow - one of our ddp's
One of our most popular subjects is pets. Probably the most popular, next to grandchildren, with Anniversary Pillows a close second. Unfortunately, most of the dogs have 'passed on'. It is a nice way to keep them near you. Sometimes we can make the pillow a life sized cut-out of the dog... and, can even leave an opening in the bottom that has a Velcro closing, to accommodate a small packet (cremains, tags, etc).
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.