Etsy Spotlight Artist: ReCreations By Joy

03 November 2010

Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I live in Forest Lake, Minnesota. I'm happily married to Bruce and I have three kids in their 20's.
I love to sew and having been sewing since preschool.
Monster Pin Cushion
 How did you decide on your shop name?
My family thought I should have the Joy in my shop name and
ReCreations is used because I like to reuse materials to create things
that are new, useful and fun.
Think Green Messenger Bag

Why did you start your business?
Because I was running out of people to sew for and I didn't want to stop.
Blue Flowers Market Bag

 What or who inspires you?
Other bloggers who take little and turn it into much, old and make it
new, ugly and make it beautiful. I LOVE recyclers who create beauty.
Patchwork Pocket Half Apron

 What do you like about being a seller?
I get to shop at thrift stores searching for materials. Also, I love
that people give me their old and vintage textiles and I get to dream
up new lives for them. And I love to sew; it's therapy.
Super Power Shopper Messenger Bag

What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
Thrift store, garage sale textiles, my family's discarded clothing.

Yellow Belly Button Bear
 What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?I
I love any home improvement project, gardening, reading, taking walks
and a good visit with a friend or family member.
Basket Block Market Bag
 Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I love to make t-shirt messenger bags and coffee shop messenger bags.

Vintage 70's Patchwork Purse

 Are there other places on the net we can find you?