Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Crafty

Crafty, that's me. I have always I loved to create things, but because work, family, and chores got in the way I had put it on the back burner for years.  In 2010 when I quit my highly stressful job  I decided it would be a great opportunity to do something that I love.

I started my crafting journey by designing pictures for family and friends.

I went on to make some pictures  for myself.

Along the way I decided to try my hand at making jewelry.

Necklaces and pins

 Loved designing them so much I decided to create item to sell on Etsy.

Besides selling my jewelry I also sell pictures.

During the holiday I sold Christmas ornaments and tags.

Some ornaments I specifically created for my grandchildren trying to capture some of their personality.


I continue to design and create.  My mind is always thinking about what to do next.  I am working on some more jewelry designs and also key chains that I will be selling on Etsy and some craft fairs this summer.  Life is certainly what you make it and I have decided to make mine full of color, creativity, and most of all fun.

Mary Ann


  1. They are all absolutely amazing, but my favourite is the dinosaur. I really love your style!

  2. You do great work Mary Ann, bright, fun and happy pieces! Glad you no longer have the high stress job, my Mom gave up hers too, I think it was bad for her overall health

  3. Talented!!!And those ornaments for your grandchildren, wow, what a treasure they will have :)

  4. I really like the top piece with the butterflies! I'm kind of a butterfly fanatic.
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  5. They are all beautiful but if I had to choose one it would be that adorable little dino!

  6. I know my nephew would love that dinosaur in his room! :D

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  7. Lovely work Mary Ann. And how fabulous that you were able to leave the busy stressful 'rat-race' & use your time to nurture your creative self!
    All the best with A to Z,
    Dani x

  8. Love the gift tags!