Welcome to the Whimsical Craft Studio Web Page.
I wanted to keep this web page lite-to let us all laugh at all the crazy things crafters go through to finish crafts for a fair or as a Professional Designer. I have craft mishaps all the time. Have you ever glued your blouse together or had your dear glue gun burn you, I certainly have. Plaid has developed a kit that has finger guards that will keep you from burning your fingers. My craziest mishap was when I dropped a fully loaded paint brush in my lap. We all know this is part of being a designer, but the rewards of completing the design is worth it. Always another mishap coming around the corner.
In my business I work with glassware, napkins, tissue paper and glue. If you look at the top of the page, you will see a tab called “Art Closet”. If you click on the tab you will be able to see my glassware and other crafts I have made.
On a personal note, I have two cats that when I open my ribbon box or use silk flowers they go into their battle mode. Something that should take 30 minutes at the most can last an hour. I feel that both of my cats think my studio belongs to them. Also at times, I think both of the cats think it’s their job to help me out. Why not close the door? I can only take cats running at the door and body slamming it for so long.
Nana and Snorkie.
For those of you who have Fibromyalgia please don’t give up. I have had Fibro for over 10 years. Just keep going, doing your craft projects will help you forget sometimes how much pain you are in. The funny part is when I am in Fibro fog, I can really come up with some neat projects. One tip I can give you is to try to keep your crafts kind of organized. This will help when you are having a bad attack. In my craft business I just love going to fairs to meet people and going to trade shows. I have family help me set up for fairs, then I will not be too tired to enjoy my fairs. When I travel out of town to trade shows my husband accompanies me to help if I have a fibro attack.
First craft project I made for a craft fair.
Fan Ribbon Magnets
My first memories of crafting was watching my mom make little slippers from old Christmas cards, and trying to cut out a reindeer from styrofoam. My mom knew how to crochet, knit, plastic canvas and drawing. Here is my best memory of crafting at an early age:
I had watched and watched my Mom and my Grandmother cut out patterns for clothes. Then one day I saw some pretty yellow material and a pattern. When everyone was in the kitchen cooking, I wanted to make a blouse. I opened the pattern, laid out the material like the picture showed and I cut out everything in that pattern. It’s a good thing that I had enough material. This took an hour, at one point I looked up to see my Grandmother standing over me. Just by the look on her face I knew this was not going to be my best day at trying to make a blouse. My grandmother gave me sewing classes for a month. The only problem was I didn’t want to sew. I just wanted to cut things out, and let my mom sew the blouse!
If you would like to share any craft mishaps please just e-mail to me or you can post your mishaps under the tab called “Crafters Mishaps” for all of us to share. You are always welcome to visit. I will have pictures of new products that are coming out on the market when I go to the C.H.A. Trade Show.
I want to Thank my support group for helping me build my web site:
Peter, Barbara, Harry and Dr. Allberg.
P.S. I am also very dyslexic, each day and each project is different and that’s one reason I became a designer-HA-HA. So, if I e-mail you – please ignore the TYPOS