Karen is one of those people I’ve never met in person, but was so impressed by her work that we’ve become online friends. A few months ago she quit her job to do her real work full time. Karen makes oh, all kinds of things and so many different things out of repurposed fabric. Kids dresses from table clothes, mittens from sweaters, teddy bears from old school uniforms. Her craftsmanship is meticulous and her creativity is boundless.
Karen’s been working hard at getting her stuff out there in the world. She had 4 pages of her work on her ETSY shop and writes a blog, Beautiful and Useful, keeping us updated on the progress of her business (both the creative and practical side of it), she give tutorials so you can make what she makes (or try to anyway, or of course you can just buy it from her). She’s taken some part time temp work to help her out during the slow times. But she doesn’t need much encouragement to keep doing what she loves. She’s known to be “as patient as a snake” (her mother’s words).
But I think once more people find out about her beautiful work there will be nothing for her to be patient about. So if you’re looking for a good place to do some holiday shopping, (or just want to see some really innovative uses of old clothes) check out Karens work here.