grace is creating Bags, Aprons, Pillows, Cards, and other Paper Creations
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Ever since I graduated, I've been trying to figure out what to do with myself. I know that I love crafting but have never had the confidence to do anything with it. I'm a rather reserved person plagued with self-doubt. That being said, I recently decided to do something out of character and (somewhat) abruptly moved across the US. At some point, during the near 3,000 thousand mile long trip, I had an epiphany: I realized that I did have a dream of sorts. I want to open my own craft supply store.

I have given 8 years to a national chain craft store and have a full year of managerial experience. At the moment I am doing a ton of research into opening a small business and have joined a local shop to learn more about their shop and how I might go about opening one of my own. Right now I am looking into buying more efficient equipment (such as a better serger, a proper screen printing kit, and an embroidery machine) but the end game here is being able to open a little shop to call my own.

I dabble in various crafts in numerous mediums. I screen print original designs onto bags, aprons, pillows, and even costumes. Along side that I bleach and dye fabrics to create unique creations that are never quite the same as the rest. Aside from sewing, I also enjoy using paper to craft cards and other paper creations. I am presently designing a new approach with paper to create 2D scene in a 3D frame.

With your support, I aim to expand my skills and overall abilities. And maybe, with fingers crossed, in the near future I'll be able to fulfill my dream of owing my own shop!!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Supply
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I will mail a personal thank you card to thank you for your time and donation. Everyone loves receiving a letter in the mail, right?
Pledge $5 or more per Supply
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For a donation of a 5$ I will ship out a paper bird magnet. Each bird is cut out by hand and has wings that can be adjusted and positioned.
Pledge $15 or more per Supply
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For those who donate 15$ I will make an infinity scarf.The fabric could be silk-like, sheer, or knit, and the same applies for the pattern. I hope you all like surprises!
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$0 of $40 per Supply
One issue that I have come across countless times when screen printing is the difficulty of painting on top of dark fabrics. Unless I bleach the fabric (or perform a similar chemical reaction that I do not have said chemicals for) most colors won't appear on darker fabrics.

However, opaque fabric paint has this magical quality to not only show well on darker fabric but also has a sheen. At the moment I have green, gold, silver, and purple, but lack red and blue. With the 40$ I'll be able to add both colors to my creations. I have been eyeing these paints for a few weeks now and have several projects that have been placed on the back burners till whenever I obtain these paints.
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Ever since I graduated, I've been trying to figure out what to do with myself. I know that I love crafting but have never had the confidence to do anything with it. I'm a rather reserved person plagued with self-doubt. That being said, I recently decided to do something out of character and (somewhat) abruptly moved across the US. At some point, during the near 3,000 thousand mile long trip, I had an epiphany: I realized that I did have a dream of sorts. I want to open my own craft supply store.

I have given 8 years to a national chain craft store and have a full year of managerial experience. At the moment I am doing a ton of research into opening a small business and have joined a local shop to learn more about their shop and how I might go about opening one of my own. Right now I am looking into buying more efficient equipment (such as a better serger, a proper screen printing kit, and an embroidery machine) but the end game here is being able to open a little shop to call my own.

I dabble in various crafts in numerous mediums. I screen print original designs onto bags, aprons, pillows, and even costumes. Along side that I bleach and dye fabrics to create unique creations that are never quite the same as the rest. Aside from sewing, I also enjoy using paper to craft cards and other paper creations. I am presently designing a new approach with paper to create 2D scene in a 3D frame.

With your support, I aim to expand my skills and overall abilities. And maybe, with fingers crossed, in the near future I'll be able to fulfill my dream of owing my own shop!!

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Supply
0 patrons
I will mail a personal thank you card to thank you for your time and donation. Everyone loves receiving a letter in the mail, right?
Pledge $5 or more per Supply
0 patrons
For a donation of a 5$ I will ship out a paper bird magnet. Each bird is cut out by hand and has wings that can be adjusted and positioned.
Pledge $15 or more per Supply
0 patrons
For those who donate 15$ I will make an infinity scarf.The fabric could be silk-like, sheer, or knit, and the same applies for the pattern. I hope you all like surprises!