I learned to sew in 2005 from the mother of one of my best friends. No one in my family knew how to sew and I had a deep desire to learn. I was 15 at the time and eager to learn. I had already taken almost every art class my high school had to offer, and I felt a deep need to create more in my free time.
I'm not sure when I got my first sewing machine, but let me tell you, I really put the miles on that thing! It got to the point where my parents...
When you are asked what you want out of life, what is your first response?
To have a family.
A great job.
To make a difference in the world.
Own your own business.
To have Stability.
To be Happy.
I think all of us can resonate with at least one of these, if not all of them. For me, these are all important, but there is one that is at the top of my list, and is oh so elusive: Happiness.
What makes one happy? I have been spending a lot of time thinking about what this means to...
This past year has been so incredibly busy for The Dreamer Weaver. In addition to making and shipping over 70 orders, I also participated in four different Craft Fairs in the Chicagoland area.
This was not my first time selling my art in person, but the last time I had done something similar I was 17 years old. Ten years later, I have a growing online shop for my art, and a growing local presence.
The main thing I've learned from doing craft fairs is that no matter what, prepare to be unprepared. I can't tell you how many...
Long ago, when the world was young, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain. On the mountain, he had a vision. In his vision, Iktomi - the great trickster and teacher of wisdom - appeared in the form of a spider. As Iktomi spoke, he took the elder's willow hoop - which had feathers, horse hair, beads, and offerings on it - and began to spin a web.
"In each part of life there are many forces - some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right...