Though I now live in Bloomsburg, PA, I was born and raised in Emmaus, raised both of my daughters in Center Valley, and have lived in the Lehigh Valley area of PA most of my life. I will always consider it "home". But, my husband, our dog, and my job are in Bloom . . . .
As I'm sure is the case with many, I was introduced to crafting as a Girl Scout. I can still remember presenting my mother with the ugliest necklace to ever exist, having been created from a cork, a bunch of sequins, and a piece of ribbon. Then there was my never-ending hit parade of sad little popsicle stick bowls -- suitable only for holding more popsicle sticks used to make the next bowl. And, who can forget all those potholders I made using those hideous stretch jersey "rubberband" things. I finally stopped making those when my Dad had enough to re-shingle the roof.
Many years later, I began "crafting" again, having taught myself how to make my "pinecone ornaments" all of which were given away to family and friends (silly me). After moving to Bloomsburg, I began participating in craft shows with my daughters, selling a variety of crafts.
I'm now winding down my craft show "career". My daughters aren't able to accompany me anymore, and it's just too much work for me, alone. And though my husband makes a gallant effort to help me, he usually manages to destroy several items at every show. (He calls it "random inventory reduction".) Plus, I think a large part of the appeal for me to do craft shows was the chance to spend more time with my daughters.
Not wanting to give up crafting entirely (because, truth be told, there's not a whole lot going on in this neck of the woods to keep oneself occupied), I've selected several of my most popular and my own personal favorite crafts to continue making and sell here on Luulla as well as on Etsy. This IS your lucky day :-)
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