I have always considered myself to enjoy making art, even growing up I loved to depict growing up on a farm in Idaho through creating art. I started crafting full - time (as full - time as I can with a one year old) after I had taken a fibers course in college a few years ago. I had no idea the world of fabric could create so many awesome pieces of art and how one could manipulate fabric into such creative art forms. I was hooked!!!
I started selling on Etsy in 2010 with jewelry pieces I had made for an art show, but had to take a break during the last few months of my pregnancy. A couple of months after my son was born last July, I needed to start creating again. I had made all of his nursery decor from all of the bedding, to wall decor to stuffed monsters. I made a prayer flag out of monsters and primary colors and a friend suggested I sell my flags on Etsy...so I did! Now a few customized prayer flags have turned into creative creatures for kids to carry around and become their buddy.
This may sound very cliche, but I allow the colors and patterns in fabric to speak to me and to tell me what creation they would like to become. I head to the fabric store most of the time with no plan in mind and just fill my basket with different brightly colored fabrics. I have always enjoyed colors and love the feeling they portray.