Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
My Grand Nephew Oliver got his first haircut, in time for 1st Grade. He had beautiful ringlets. Here's the before and after, with my SIL Ani, his grandma. Is it just me, or are grandmother's getting younger?
His mom Janell is great about sending pictures, so I had lots to choose from in making a charm bracelet. Pictures start at left when he was just born, to 1st day of Kindergarten, last year.
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.