I am fortunate enough to have several friends and neighbors who are extremely talented and crafty. I have already mentioned my friend Grace who is the founder of Sam and Bellie and who designs the splat mats and other great items for babies and kids. Another one of my neighbors, Kari, is also very talented. Besides being a mother of three, a yoga teacher, organizer of the Blooming Art shows that raise money for art programs in public schools, she is also the owner of her a holistic organizing service called Sacred Spaces and a great DIYer. Check out her most recent creations--paint cans covered in beautiful paper and ribbon to be put to good use instead of being thrown away. The one with the flowers she gave to me for my birthday and I can't wait to use it to organize some of my office supplies. The other one she made for her daughter. This is such a great idea. Way to go Kari!
I am now a stay at home mom but in my former life I was a French teacher--I have my B.A., M.A., and A.B.D. (next step to Ph.D. in French literature). I love teaching and miss it but in the meantime I am enjoying operating a part-time home organizing and design business. Contact me for more info if you are interested!