Tell us a little about yourself, shop or selling venues.
Hello! I’m Charlotte, and I love finding and showing off the beauty that naturally occurs in this wonderful world God has given us. I enjoy repurposing/recycling items that no one has any use for anymore into something beautiful and one of a kind. Most of my designs include spices or natural items used in a unique way, most of the time adding a lovely scent to the design as well!!
Cinnamon Stick Coaster
I enjoy meeting people at craft fairs and art shows also!! Let me know if you are interested in where you can see my products in person. I always welcome feedback!! I am an army wife to a wonderfully supportive husband and mother of one sweet daughter and one oldish pup. All three are sources of daily inspiration in various crafts. In fact my 5 year old and I are currently teaming up to create some fun decor and accessories for your kids enjoyment!! I’ve recently added a new knitting section with some gorgeous colors.
Here is a testimony from a recent customer!
“I can see early shopping all year for all the holidays for the one of a kind gifts & beautifully made!” -Ms. L
Springtime Blue Topiary
What are some things that bring you joy or inspire you?
I love nature and the outdoors. I love going on ‘treasure’ hunts in the forest with my 5 year old and hearing about the world through her eyes and ears! I love the joy that can be found all around us! Music is another thing that moves me deeply. I was a professional musician for many years and my crafting is a seamless extension of that creativity.
Flowers of Spring Wreath
Do you work outside the home, or are you self employed?
Since we just moved again, I’m working from home on my Etsy shop as well as going to many craft shows and fairs. My daughter loves sitting next to me with her own “creations” and giving me advice! J
How long have you been creating, and why did you begin?
Recycled Framed Spice Art
I have been creating, designing and crafting my whole life. It first started as a way to make unique, one of a kind gifts for family and friends. I love designing unusual things out of the ‘ordinary.’ I get excited to find ‘useful’ items in a recycle bin or garage sale that no one wants and making them beautiful and useful again! I am excited to bring you my little store and items that have been lovingly made for you!
What are some of your favorites (websites, materials, foods, books, other people’s work, etc.)
I love to look at and admire many other artists, in many other mediums, especially those that use natural products or recycled products in their designs. There are sooo many talented people out there!!
Where do you live, and do you hope to live elsewhere?
Since my hubby is active duty army, we move where we are told! J But right now we are in the beautiful Hudson Valley at West Point, NY!
Spring Blossoms Shadow Box
What are some of your short term and long term goals overall.
I suppose my short term goals would be to really get my Etsy shop noticed and going so that I can continue to work from home, while bringing beauty to people’s lives in unique ways. My long term goal would be to grow as a crafter and person and be able to use my profits to donate to others like World Vision.
What is your most treasured possession, and why?
My faith and my family. They are the reason I get up every morning!!
Patriotic Shadowbox with 2 Chronicles 7:14
Do you have a religious or spiritual background?
Yep! J I love the Lord and this amazing life He’s blessed me with. I rely on His grace and mercy daily to try to be a more loving and compassionate person. I love how He has used this crafting experience to grow my faith and to tell others about His love.
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Thank you Charlotte for letting us get to know you a little more- you have inspiring work.