Creating is Healing

A sweet friend who is a great inspiration told me today that “creating is healing,” and I know she is right.

My mind has been overflowing with emotions of every type lately and designing & creating helps me focus keeps me calm.  Fixes things.

I’m asked constantly how I have time to create.  I make time because it is important to me.

Sometimes it just takes a half hour, even on the busiest of days when there is laundry to do, kids take here and there, appointments and phone calls to make.  If I can spend 30 minutes finishing up a project, getting a design down on paper, it makes all the difference. Some women shop, have a glass of wine or do yoga to recharge, I’m happy just stitching up a pillow! (Maybe a moscato next to my sewing machine…..)

I delivered lots of new work to a sale I’ve been a part of for the past few years and love so much.  “Homegirl” Gina Bishop has a stunning sale on her beautiful property in Hudson, Ohio.

Besserina for Homegirl 2014

I have two events this fall that I am so excited about.  It will make this summer a busy one, but since keeping busy creating is what’s keeping me sane…what the heck!

Besserina Pillow Collage

Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio is in September and I cannot wait.  I love the energy there and meeting so many talented makers & customers!

Best of all, October brings A Day in the Country! I have been dreaming of starting a show like this for years and my aunt and I decided to jump in head first and just make it happen!   A Handmade & Vintage Market at our favorite county fairgrounds with some of the most talented makers & fun vintage vendors we know! I am so excited to offer creative workshops & demonstrations to our guests and an amazing bluegrass band will be playing live music! We still have openings for vendors so if you are local to NE Ohio or would like to make the trip here we would love to have you!

seeking vendors print postcard

I made a few of these Farm Tub Ottomans for Country Living the last time I was there and they found homes pretty quickly! I’m so excited to offer them again.  My patient husband has been kind enough to help me with the dirty work of making it strong and durable. I’ve been on the hunt for vintage tubs everywhere!  I’ll have a couple available at Homegirl, and a bunch made up for the shows in the fall as well.

ottoman collage

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