I come from a long line of creative people. My dad can create just about anything out of wood... from a tiny stamp holder turned out of a burl to a giant log cabin and everything in between. He sees it, then he makes it!
My mom can create just about anything out of food. She's the type who can go to a restaurant and taste an amazing dish, then replicate it at home, but even better! Mom is famous for her melt-in-your-mouth, sure-to-raise-your-cholesterol-with-a-single-look peanut butter balls! Did I mention they are heavenly!?
When my grandmother on my dad's side was young she would travel to New York with her friends as they picked out prom dresses, only she would collect ideas and fabric then return home to sew her own dress!
My grandmother on my mom's side was brave enough to let me try out her sewing machine when I was little. I would make purses and attempt clothes. Most were miserable failures, (and I can't imagine the ruin I would leave her sewing area in) but that's when I first fell in love with fabric!
I've always loved creative things, I guess partially because those I loved were creative. After graduating with a degree in Journalism I became an event planner. I planned weddings, corporate, and church events. I would plan other people's events creatively, but rarely did I create for myself. My supportive husband continually encouraged me to pursue and cultivate my talents, then one year he and my parents surprised me with an embroidery and sewing machine all in one Christmas!
Slowly, slowly my personal creative juices returned and my confidence grew until one day back in March of 2008 I sat my mom down and asked her a million and one questions about the craft club she was a part of when I was little. I decided to start my own craft club to surround myself with other women like myself who may have a tiny spark of creativity that just needed to be fanned into flames.
Our group, "Create" began that March, meeting once a month to laugh, craft and eat chocolate! I started this blog to keep up with some ideas for our craft group, but it has taken on a life of it's own!
James 1:17 says, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father..." This blog is one of those good gifts from Him! I don't claim to be talented on my own. I was created in the image of a creative God and He has graciously given me every ounce of inspiration. This blog is a resource to bring Him glory. Apart from Him I can do nothing!
I'm a wife, homemaker, mother of two little wild men, an organizational guru, and a lover of Dove dark chocolate. There's a lot more crazy stuff you'll learn about me on our crafty journey. Thanks for visiting Create Studio, I hope you'll hang out a while.
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