Crafty Beaches- Part 1

In December of 2014, I had just closed my storefront and was displaying my furniture and designs in a small, local vintage shop.
I had also happened to recently of suffered a back injury which made furniture refinishing a little bit harder to do.
To continue bringing in revenue while I healed, I got really into sign making.
Thanks to SeaGlaze I was able to do this from the comfort of my couch. Winning.

Sometimes my back would give out on me and I’d end up on the floor slightly paralyzed until the back gods released me from my misery. It was during one of these episodes, that I was sprawled out on the floor and lazily flipping through a craft catalog. A vinyl cutter? For signs? Ok! Just what I needed to up my game. The Silhouette cameo seemed to offer the most flexibility.
Pretty sure flexibility is my love language.
So naturally I jumped on that opportunity as soon I was able to unglue myself the floor.
To begin the game upping, I needed to see this baby in action.
What better way to do that , than in a Facebook group? Or maybe even several Facebook groups? Big small little. I joined them all. With the crafty chaos, I quickly dwindled down to my favorites, but the initial effort was fierce.
Before the dwindling began, I was in one of the more “stuffy” groups and noticed that things were just far too serious around here. It wasn’t long before a rebellious outcry began due to the micromanagement from a power hungry admin. Somewhere amongst that outcry, another member declared they were starting their own group where even sailor mouthed women would be welcome. Sailor you say? Mermaids can outswear them any day. Count me in.

To be continued

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  • Hi there!
    Do you have 2 separate Facebook pages? I think I’ve been added to Treasures By The Sea.
    Thank you!
    Have a great day!
    Melissa 😊

    Melissa Guezmir
  • I love this. So me. Back pain ,check. Getting cutting machine, check. Well, wishing to make my own group,


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