Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Profile Update

Today I decided that my Etsy Profile needed an update...  so I decided to post my new profile here as well, because it's my story.  And I enjoy telling  my story.

Since I was just a young girl, the thrill of creating grabbed me and took hold. I loved to create “beautiful” ornaments from paper, sketches and drawings with my pencil, or lovely macaroni necklaces. As I got older, I would drag my mother’s heavy sewing machine out of the basement and begin to sew with whatever fabrics I could find. Passion… I have passion. I loved the idea of taking old clothing, cutting it up, and making something pretty, perhaps a misshapen bag or a quilt for my doll. For some reason, creating something new out of old enthralled me…. and it still does to this day.

One of my favorite things to do on an early Saturday morning is go hunting at flea markets and garage sales for those perfect items… you know the ones. The ones you don’t even know you’re looking for, but when you see that item, that perfect item, you know that it’s something special, often for inexplicable reasons. You look and examine it from all sides, and determine that yes, you love it, and yes, you can find some use for that.

Then there’s the feeling of taking your prized possession home and finding its place. Sometimes it might sit on the dining room table for a week or two until it finds its rightful home. Sometimes it might get put on a shelf in the closet until its proper use is determined.

One day it’s a simple hankie… but the next, oh the possibilities. Purse? Pouch? Pillow? Once the inspiration hits, it’s to the sewing machine I go, working hard to form that wonderful item, that sometimes forgotten item, into something beautiful and full of life.

This passion is what fills my shop with unique and lovely items. Sometimes it’s slow, the inspiration isn’t always there. But then, as a gift from God, the inspiration will come… it always does.

Proverbs 31:24-25 “She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”

Don't forget, the free tutorial and giveaway are still going on through Friday!



Mechelle said...

Erin what a lovely and inviting post. You really capture your creative inspiration very well!

Anonymous said...

Nicely put Erin! =) Great information and insight into a great gal!

Christina Moreno- floresdelsol said...

what a beautiful scripture Erin! I like your profile. it makes me want to update mine too :)

Holly said...

I think this is a wonderful profile. Creative, heartfelt and definitley shares some important info!

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