According to Instagram, 15 weeks ago I started embroidering. I have always been drawn to crafts and DIY and wondered if I could make something myself. It is part of my upbringing and nature. My Grandmother made all of my Mom’s prom dresses and Barbie clothes. Occasionally my Mom would make us clothing or drapes, sewed on our Girl Scout patches and taught us to sew from an early age. A few Joann’s sewing classes later and I was hooked. I made PJ pants and more pillows than I could count. Then I made a dress to wear to my uncle’s wedding and vowed to never make a bodice again….I still may never.
It didn’t seem to matter what I made, I always got bored and frustrated with the projects. They just took way too long. I am a one night project girl. So embroidery hooked me quickly. A friend of mine Chelsea, you can find her on Instagram Chelpanda and on her website here, introduced me to embroidery at work. I immediately brought a hoop and started practicing stitches I found on Pinterest.
Chelsea and I now spend our long lunch breaks crafting. I made my first hoop (below) as a gift to my best friend and I haven’t stopped since. So Chelsea and I decided to get a booth at the BIG BANG BAZAAR outside of Orlando FL. My first art show where I am actually selling my own art. If you are in Central Florida, you should come see me! My art has come a long way since that first hoop with my most recent and proudest project, the Millennium Falcon.
I am beyond excited and nervous to be in an art show! It will be a great time but only gives me about 2 months to build my brand, logo, business cards, make art, freak out, set up a craft booth, freak out some more. There is a lot to do. So of course, I want to keep you all in the loop in case you want to start your own crafty business. You can just sit back and learn from my mistakes.
Check back for the next post about my logo and branding!