About me

Hi, I’m Karen. I’m new to this blogging thing. I’ve been spending a lot f time on Craftster, another site.
It seems like it’s time for me to create a sewing tutorial blog. If anyone out there wants help, you can write me with questions. I am still learning how this all works, to format the pages, and such. But, I am also experienced in many forms of handicrafts.
I started sewing at 6 years old. The first thing mom taught me was knitting, embroidery, and I picked up sewing initially on my own. Mom and Grandma were always sewing. It came about naturally. For over 25 years, I designed and made custom Bridal Gowns, in California.
I also had some lage theatrical experiences. One season at the San Francisco Opera, another at Sea World in San Diego. The Glory of Christmas production… at the Crystal Cathedral. It was in 1984 I first worked in the theatrical community with these events. The last several years have taken me into the Advertising Balloon Business, making Air Dancers.
Then, August of 2007, I had a serious ankle injury. Almost fully recovered, I just had a bicycle accident, injuring the same foot with several brken bones. This has caused me to move in Mom in Phoenix. (I moved here to recover from the ankle thing last May)
So, being limited to the lifestyle of being in recovery physically, I have had the luxury of being able to play with many forms of crafts I have rarely had time to do. You will see a variety of projects, with seemingly no real sense of sameness. I am jumping all over the place, with all kinds of mediums. And, I’m having a great time doing it!
With all this down time, I have also had the opportunity to begin developing my computer skills. A PC novice, a year and a half ago I was ignorant of most of the PC skills I now have. And, I still have a way to go.
Apart from the Air Dancers, which is predominately a seasonal business, Another form of income for me is my Windsock Collection. I use the same rip-stop nylon fabric, and have been designing these since last year. I will be making a new batch of these for this spring. They can be ordered. If anyone is interested in purchasing one, Please contact me. The average price is $25-35.00, plus minimal shipping.($5.00)
Special Wholesale pricing is available, for orders of 12 or more. Here are a few photos of some of my Air Dancers and Windsocks.

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Karen L. King-Gonzales

Hi! I'm a retired Bridal Designer, and am now spending my time getting back to pleasure crafts! My husband and I are still newlyweds, nearing our 3rd anniversary on October 2. I was single 33 years! We moved across the country from Phoenix Arizona, to Lumberton N. Carolina. The slower lifestyle agrees with us! Both empty-nesters, Jim and I are finishing the work on the 1950's bungalow style cottage. Fortunately, this home has a huge addition.... adding about 40% to the original size. Having to quit the sewing trade due to a disability, I spend my time on projects for home, family, and pleasure- as I feel able. Jim, now a Pastor/Judeo Christian Rabbi; is retired from the tile trade, and currently joins his friend in local ministry. This includes a bible study twice a week at a local prison. Join us as I document the journey in our changing lives!

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