Saturday, October 25, 2014

About Little Me Crafts

My name is Faith and I have lived in Port Angeles since 1993. I am married and have 2 grown daughters, 3 cats, and  I love to make things. I have been crafting for many years and pretty much enjoy doing most crafts - I sew with fabric to make nice things. I also like playing with paper, rubber stamping, book binding, and working with small wood pieces. I also crochet, do little knitting make herbal products, candles, beading, plus a few other things. I don't do just one craft - I like to mix it up.

Sewing

I do not sew clothing - I sew useful, practical items. All of my patterns are designed by me, I do not use commercial patterns. I love bags and when I figured  out how easy it is to design and sew my own, it was a great feeling. Here are some other things that I sew:

o      Purses
o      Water Bottle Holders
o      Aprons
o      Checkbook Covers
o      Tissue Box Covers
o      Toilet Paper Roll Covers
o      Key Fobs
o      Pillows

I can do special orders on most of my items - i.e., specific colors, fabrics, size. This is something that would need to be discussed in detail. Please let me know if you’re interested and we’ll talk.


Herbal Products

 **I am not an herbalist - please do your research, the Internet has a wealth of information on herbs**

I have been crafting with herbs and essential oils for over 10 years. It started out as a need to find good things for my skin, as commercial products did not do so well. I took a class  at a local lavender farm and that  started my journey with healing herbs.                                      
I liked everything I made and thought others might as well, so I decided to share. There are no additives or preservatives in any of my herbal products.        
                                  
These are some of the herbal products I have made: Liquid Soap, Salves, Body Powder, Brown Sugar Scrubs, Herbal Infusions with oil and water, Air Fresheners, and most recently, Lotion Bars.

Most popular are my salves. I have learned about the healing properties of each herb and have combined them to make a great healing aid.


Other Stuff I Do


Fabric Dyeing - I dye with fabric paints and not expensive dyes to achieve excellent results.


Beading - I make necklaces from beads and have come up with some interesting designs.


Crochet and Knit - I love all the different types of yarns that are out there and I enjoy making things with them, I make scarves, hats, and small items.         



I love working with paper too - I make my own greeting cards from scrapbook paper, and attach paper to wood pieces to make key fobs and other nice things. The above piece has handmade Japanese on the frame.

So, that's the story of my crafting life and the things that I craft. You can connect with me a couple of other ways: I have an online shop at Etsywhere I sell my handmade items, and last year, I started a blog where I share my gluten free recipes and handy tips. I am also on Pinterest. Check out my online sites - I’m sure there will be something of interest to you. 

Thanks for reading and have a great day!!


I always welcome friendly critiques and comments or questions. I would love to hear what you think of this post or any of my other posts. Please feel free to leave a message here or email if you prefer. If you leave a message here, please be sure that your email address is sited so you can receive my response. Thanks!

2 comments:

Melody Paddock said...

my sister in law took plastic grocery bags and crotchet them into baskets. now my customers want to know where to buy some... Something new to try...

Faith said...

I have thought of doing that. Remember when Walmart used to use Blue plastic bags - those seem to be popular for crocheting now. I actually have a bunch and thought of making something - a bag would be a novel idea. Thanks.