Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Story of a Creative Soul and the Love of a Grandmother

  At 1 year old I lost my Mother to the dreaded disease of cancer.  My Father was quite young and we moved in with my Grandparents during Mom's illness and after her death. My Grandmother, who was a sweet loving soul, devoted herself to her home and helping to raise me.

I loved my Grandmother dearly.  She taught me many things.  The love of nature, with her love for gardening flowers, birds and furry creatures (she loved cats). Grandma always had a big garden with never a weed to be found.  She taught me How to bake and cook. (My favorite thing was licking the bowls.) :)  First and formost, she taught me what true love and sacrifice are.

Grandma was a creative soul and she shared that love of creativity with me.  She sewed, embroidered, crocheted, drew and painted.  I had a closet full of lovely dresses which she handmade for me.  My favorite was a little gray, wool jumper.  She embroidered a bunny on the bottom which she first drew the pattern for.

Spending my days with Grandma, when I was a child, grew my desire to make and create.  I often sewed little doll clothes with a needle and thread.  My cousin and I would spend countless hours making little dresses and playing with our dolls.  We created our little wardrobes using Grandmas scraps from sewing and digging through her treasured button collection.  Those were the days...Simple and carefree....

My creativity has now turned into my business and it is what I do every day.  The saying goes "If you work doing something you love, you will never have to work another day in your life"...This is true.  No matter how much time and work I put into my creative endeavors, I enjoy every moment.  Thank you to my Grandma for planting this seed to make all things new.....

I love you Grandma!  Linda

A long time waiting....Let me introduce myself

This is the first post I have done on my blog.

I have wondered what would be the most appropriate way to start my blog.  So here it is..

Hello Friends....
Let me introduce myself....My name is Linda and I have a love of creating.   I love to take discarded and old items and materials and create something totally new!  I have a love of vintage and romantic home and this is reflected in my creations

I started my business "Cedar Creek Treasures", in 2003 when I quit an unfullfilling job working in a factory.  I have been creating gifts and home decor ever since.  Often taking my wares to Arts and Crafts shows throughout the state of Wisconsin, where I live.

I am getting use to blog world and how to use this wonderful means of introducing myself and my creative collection.  

Please bear with me as I experiment and take some time to learn and explore!


Linda K