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


9 comments:

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

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  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

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

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  4. I really like the top piece with the butterflies! I'm kind of a butterfly fanatic.
    Kids Math Teacher

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  5. They are all beautiful but if I had to choose one it would be that adorable little dino!

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

    Father Dragon Writes

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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

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