To connect with Etsy Sellers that share the unique background of growing up in a military family. To promote our art and increase our exposure to other military brats who participate,and to expand Etsy's customer base by attracting buyers through promotions and other marketing strategies.
I'm a misplaced Brit...and Brat..I live in Alaska with my hubby and we are lucky to have one of our children live up here too, so I have grandchildren to spoil on a regular basis! We came up here in 1987 when my hubby was still USAF. He retired here and then he went to work for the State of Alaska. He is now retired, so we waddle along together all day! My Dad was in the Royal Navy and we traveled to various parts of Great Britain and Malta before he left the service.
*What is the first thing you can remember making by hand? How and why did you make it?
I was around 7 years old and it was an apron. It was a school project and we were told to bring in some material to make it. It was supposed to be a surprise so I didn't tell my parents about it and a few months later, when my Dad went to put on his summer PJ’s, my parents discovered where I had got the material; I had cut off one of his PJ bottom's legs!! My parents thought the material had looked familiar! Hahaha!!
*What inspires you and where do your ideas come from?
Nature! I also have a small row of artwork hanging from a ceiling beam in my craft room from friends; these give me inspiration. Other ideas come from groups I’m involved with or surfing the web. I never copy anything...my mind just wanders off from what I’ve see and then I get creative for myself!
I love Margaret George and am eagerly awaiting a new book from her. I am an avid reader of historical fiction; the ones that really get into the history of the period but with some romance...especially fond of the Tudor period!