Community… Crafting… Family

You guys. My heart is so unbelievably happy right now and so so full.

To say it’s been an easy couple of weeks, would be a lie. I am sure a lot of you have seen it on other pages as well as mine. There are so many unkind and hurtful people blowing up our pages. Throwing negative comments out there, as if there is not a real person behind that camera. Saying hurtful things to us, our families, and our crafting family.

These comments as much as we try to ignore them do sting. Sure most of the time we just vent to our husbands, closest friends or our journals…but sometimes, especially lately we have ALL had to address such things on our pages. Reminding people they are choosing to watch our videos…no one is making them. I would never want someone that is that unhappy with my page to stay. Life is too short. Simply click unfollow and I hope along the way you find a better fit for you. I say this with so much care. I do. I want everyone to truly be happy.

I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a teacher, a friend, a crafter, a giver and so much more. I am a real person just like you. I try so hard to show that daily on my page and lives. Most of you see that. Most of you chat along telling me about your family, telling me what you’re working or and sharing with me your life. We are creating a community together. A community that I am forever grateful for your kindness. A family!

Tonight I had to stop at my studio and I had a package in the mail. A little piece of happy mail from a follower!! I opened it right up and got to read one of the most thoughtful letters I have ever received. A reminder on why us crafters put our lives out there for you all to see. Why we laugh, cry and pray with all of you. Yes this is my business but being able to craft with you guys doesn’t make it feel like a job. I am one lucky girl!

Debbie K. you made my night. A lot of you know I started this business with my mom, who passed away from breast cancer always front and center. She is my why. I have gotten to connect with a lot of you over this very topic. Check out what Debbie sent me. I have to admit. The ugly cry came out. This is so so special.

I will forever be thankful for this community. I know we are all going through one heck of a time right now with this COVID mess but we all will get through this together. Send someone a note, pay for the coffee in line behind you, drop off a little doorstep craft. Make someone smile. A smile is way more contagious than COVID. XOXO


  1. Roberta Pilger

    May 13, 2020 at 3:07 am

    That is so beautiful. Don’t let anyone get you down, my friend. Pray for those negative people. They ugh just have issues in their lives that are taken out on the happy people. Know that we all love you! Today is May 12, and it is 12 years ago today that I lost my Mom to cancer. I miss her everyday!
    Stay strong.

  2. Lou Roberg

    May 13, 2020 at 3:44 am

    Oh Vanessa. I’m so sorry that happened to you. Yes, I heard about Stacy and Lizzy and Erin. So horrible hard for me to imagine being so hurtful. I really feel those people are jealous of the attention shown to the crafters. The gift she sent was adorable! Just remember how much people care about you. And no matter where we go in life there will always be those types. You’re beautiful girl! And people love you. Craft on dear!! ❤️❤️

  3. Gloria Witherington

    May 13, 2020 at 4:28 am

    Oh my goodness, I want to cry! I’m so sorry that you encounter this, and to think this is an adult, free to make choices, a choice to watch, a choice to comment, choice to share kind thoughts or a choice to be mean. Why some chose the latter I will never understand. I’m relatively new to your site and I think you are a joy to watch. God bless you and know there are more people that appreciate and love to watch than the miserable haters that stumble across your site. God bless and I’ll be watching!

  4. Kathy Seymour

    May 13, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    So as someone that has known You for so long and your Mama. A true friend through the good and bad! I got those same tears. I know your heart kiddo. You keep going! Love you with all my heart! Aka the other Mom for so many years! We all miss her but she is smiling from heaven and very proud of you!

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