Friday, October 26, 2007
Featured Artist: KreativeMindz
Kreative Mindz is our company I started a few years ago. Now we have added a new member, my best friend and partner in crime, An-G. We are a small company...just two gals, their sewing machines, fabric, thread, and some wild imaginations! We mostly make clothing (in all sizes and colors), Goddess Wraps™, Hot Packs, Bags, Purses, Wallets, Cuffs and many other cool things! Also check out the Wooden Kreationz section to see some things my husband is now adding. :D
A LITTLE ABOUT US
I was born and raised in a home of artists. My mother a painter, and my father a photographer. As kids we always were doing some sort of "project". This has continued for me thoughout my life, dipping my hands in all sorts of creative "projects". I found my nitch in sewing. I LOVE creating different things. I picture it in my mind and then it becomes...it is my "gift" I suppose. And I enjoy working with the different fibers to see what can be done with them.
I mostly stay at home and mother our 2 wonderful and beautiful children (9 and 2), my husband and best friend, our 3 dogs and a cat, and our beautiful land. This keeps me busy, as I'm sure you can imagine, but I try to sew on a daily basis, even if it's only 15 minutes. I have been making clothes for many, many years (15 to be exact). I first started when I was 15 and made a patchwork skirt by hand for a show I was going to. As I got older I bought a sewing machine and began making clothes to support my traveling and music habit. I have traveled all over the country selling my clothes at all the wonderful shows and festivals. I miss that sometimes but am so blessed to have my 2 wonderful and beautiful children. When my son got older I started working in the film buisness...helping design sets and such. This was wonderful and fun work, but I truly missed being home. My daughter was born 2 years ago, and with the help of my wonderful and supportive husband, I started to stay home again. I knew we needed the extra income though....so here I am...trying to learn my way around the internet highway.
I am so very thankful to have this opportunity to be able to watch my children grow!!! We enjoy our land and our organic gardens. Hiking, fishing, swimming, playing, camping, fires, drum circles and a show when we can catch one. My husband is a carpenter and loves working with his hands and building wonderful things!
An-G is living in Columbus, where she just graduated from vet school(WHOOHOOO!!!). She is currently engaged to be married next summer! :) She has been sewing a long time as well, learning some from her mother and some from herself!
Thanks to all of you whom support us stay at home mamas and independent artists!!!! And thank you for helping our dream become reality! We truly appreciate all the support! :D
We LOVE doing custom orders. Basically, this is how it works. We think up designs for our clothing. I usually draw them out, pick out coordinating fabrics from our HUGE selection, and cut away. We lay them out and begin to sew and WALAH....we have a kreation. We have so many different fabrics, I couldn't possibly begin to list them all. So if you see something you like, but you want it in a different fabric or size, convo or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know what it is you are looking for and the colors you want. I will then go through our fabrics, lay out some options and send you some pics of your choices. I will also contact you throughout the process, with pictures and such, to be sure you are happy! I also have a huge selection of embroidery designs...so if you want embroidery on your item, let me know what you want, and we will see what we can come up with!
We will also take orders on custom boxes and signs! :D
Hope that explains my process! :)
Oh and feel free to check out all our work at www.myspace.com/kreativemindzthreadz ... that is my display as of now, for all the pieces we do (we do custom orders outside of etsy that we want to show off!!!)
Love, Light and Blessings
Etsy Shop: http://kreativemindz.etsy.com
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