Jeanne's Bags and More

About Me

My name is Gloria and I live in SW Michigan. I have been with my husband for 40 years this year and together we have 2 sons and a daughter in law. I have worked at several places as temp work and some full-time, and haven’t been working since 2010 until last year in June in a part-time job which I love. Besides knitting and crocheting, l enjoy making a variety of crafts. I have certifications to teach in jewelry making and paper crafts and working on being certified in knitting and crocheting. I am the knitting and crocheting instructor at one of our local craft store, which has been fun.

How did I get started in my crafting? My grandmother and two aunts taught me how to knit and crochet, although I am left-handed and grandma was right-handed she taught me to crochet, but it was awkward so I crochet left-handed using the right hand technique so my work is upside down. Still looks the same but to some people watching me, I crochet funny. I am learning how to crochet and knit right and left-handed so when I teach others, I can do it correctly and easy for them to learn. FYI I knit right-handed.

The other crafts that I enjoy are making jewelry, paper flowers and putting them of gifts, quilling, plastic canvas, origami, cards, favor and gift boxes. For several years I was the craft coördinator at my church’s women group, we called “Ladies Craft and Friendship Tea”. Every month I would have to come up with a craft for the women to do and finish by the time they went home. We made a variety of crafts like: decorated journal covers, made refrigerator magnet post it notes (used the quilled or paper flowers to decorate), beaded pens, decorated night lights, bracelets, cards and gift bags, painted and decorated terra-cotta pots, ribbon roses, ribbon stars, made notebooks, and more crafts than I can remember. I was also on the social committee at church and made a lot of table favors for the Mother and Daughter banquets, Valentine Day, Christmas, fall socials and special events we had throughout the year.

As you can tell, I enjoyed creating crafts. Many of my friends have told me that I should make crafts for selling at craft shows, but was hesitant because I didn’t want to do it alone, didn’t know what craft (maybe combine them all). I would have to make a lot of stuff to make it worth while and to think of the cost involved.

To sum it all up, I believe that starting this small business with my sister was the best of what we made in making this a reality. I can still make other crafts to sell at craft shows, but it won’t replace what we have already started in crocheting and knitting products.


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