Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Enough with the procrastination....

OK, here we go! I created this blog page about two weeks ago. I was so excited and ready to get started. But, then I realized, my first post should probably be about me, who I am, what I do, etc. I don't know why, but I detest writing about myself. I have procrastinated long enough, so here it is. Bear with me...and I promise after today my blog will be much more interesting;-)
My name is Kelly. I'm a wife(to my amazing husband), mother(to my 2 amazing children), creator(at Shelby's Enchanted Bowtique), and I do these things while managing Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Lupus (SLE).


My daughter, Shelby, is the inspiration for Shelby's Enchanted Bowtique. She is a ALL girl! Quite the opposite from me...I was a total tomboy:) Shelby loves to accessorize.  While shopping for her(locally), I found things to be overpriced, poorly made, and everything looked the same. So I started making accessories for her. I loved everything about it...the whole creative process, working with Shelby to make things she liked, watching her excitement as she saw me create, the stress relief it brought to me....
With the help and support of my family and friends(you know who you are) I was able to take my creativity a step further. In September 2011 I opened an Etsy shop. I have also done several craft shows and lots of custom orders for my friends. I have also started sewing again, and making accessories for teens and women.
In the future, I will share more stories about my journey, items I create(and what inspired me to make them), other amazing items I find through Etsy(if you aren't familiar with Etsy-I highly recommend checking it out!), articles I find,and eventually some tutorials! Thank you for reading this, and I hope you come back and visit again:)