Growing up, we didn’t have much, but I didn’t know it. My mom had a extraordinary gift for making something out of nothing, which made our lack of material things transparent to me. One of my fondest memories as a child was the year she made my Halloween costume from an old brown silk fitted bed sheet. I was a California Raisin…please tell me you remember the commercials? Take a look if you need a laugh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM2OK_JaJ9I. No, it’s not my costume, but it will give you an idea of what I’m talking about! I won several awards that year for the most creative costume. I was the best darn raisin this side of the Mississippi!
I was never very crafty or creative until I became a mom myself. I quickly realized that the items in the stores were all the same; poorly constructed, cheaply made, or just not EXACTLY what I was looking for. I began taking things apart merely to determine how they were made. It didn’t take long for me to realize that there wasn’t much that couldn’t be made from the comforts of my crafting studio.
Soon, it became the running joke between myself and family/friends that no matter what it was, “Kelly could probably make that” . The saying applies to all facets of my life…food, crafts, wood crafting (just kidding, I don’t do wood crafting, but would LOVE to learn!).
So with some encouragement from Jodi and some capital from the hubby, KelsCozyCornerhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/KelsCozyCorner was established. As you can see, pillows are my passion, but I’m hoping to get some other things on the site soon. I love all things crafty, but as a stay at home mom of 3 little boys who are at my feet every step of the way, finding time to be creative is at a premium. That’s where this blog comes in. I’m hoping if I document all of the ideas and thoughts that swim aimlessly through my head, maybe then I’d make the time to create them. We’ll see how it goes!