Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Newsletter: Discovering Passion

A new mentor of mine shared her story of transitioning from the corporate world to entrepreneurship.  Neither of us chose to leave our respective corporate jobs --we were asked to do so.  Her story mirrored mine in many key ways, giving me the realization that I’m not alone (rationally I knew that, of course).  While my initial feelings were fear and anger, I also felt joy and relief.  It took me several months and lots of help to identify why.  I hadn’t been honoring my passions or taking care of myself.  I had been passionate about my job for many years, but the stress from many things in that environment had eroded the joy and negatively affected my health. During the last year and a half while working full time, Twisted Fiber Studio developed into existence.  It was where I did honor my passions by teaching arts and crafts classes nights and weekends. If I had listened to my soul, I would have made the change earlier.  I view it as a kick in the pants from a higher power....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Class at the Mt Prospect Park District

On May 6th, come join me at The Studio in Mt. Prospect to make a book page wreath and fabulous dish towel decorated with stamps made from fruits and veggies!  Just in time for Mother's Day!  Check out the link below for registration information.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Twisted Fiber Studio's Twisted Newsletter No. 2

My next installment is available for reading.  Click here for Newsletter No. 2.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 7, 2014

And the winner is...

Rachel S. of the journal I was offering yesterday.  Congratulations Rachel.  Contact me via email at and I will get that journal to you asap.

Thanks again all!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Great event - Skokie's Spring Greening

Wow! I'm exhausted but what a great event -- Skokie's Spring Greening. Got to meet lots and lots of people. The winner of the drawing for the journal will be notified via email! Thank you to all who stopped by, made something, and/or took information. I look forward to talking to you all.


Thanks again to the Skokie Chamber of Commerce, the Skokie Library and the Skokie Park District!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pinterest always grabs my attention!

As many of do, I was scrolling through many different things on Pinterest.  Last night it was all about tutorials!  They are endless.  I'm always on the lookout for new techniques for just about anything! 

So last night I saw tutorials on hair sewing, jewelry making, dying, cooking, makeup, drawing, gardening, braids, paper crafting, bird feeders, origami, bow making, beading, quilling, photo editing, toys, polymer clay, accessories, sweaters, baskets, upholstery, shelving, handbags, photography, stenciling, doll making, and upcycling ANYTHING! 

Yes I want to do them all!  I need more free time, don't we all? 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Twisted Fiber Studio's Twisted Newsletter #1

Last week I did it... my first newsletter. It was something on my list that seemed insurmountable and yet with a little encouragement and a lot of direction from an expert (Thank you Suzanne Tregenza Moore) it happened. 

You can read it here! 


Next week #2 comes out.  

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Latest fun in the studio...

And After

Recycled materials contributed to this version.  Her belt is a tea bag -- yes one I used, emptied and dried.  I think she needs jewelry, doesn't she?  Thoughts?

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