Hi, let me introduce myself. I'm Lara C. & this is my blog. I live with my fabulous family in East Central Illinois, USA. I have a wonderful husband, Todd, & 2 great kids: Katy 21 & on her own now, and Ryan 19,just graduated high school, and is studying for the ASVAB so he can join the US Army, a lifelong dream for the boy. We have 3 dogs & 2 1/2 cats (one kitty has only 3 legs. Long story, but he's happy, loving & feisty), all of them rescues. Two of the cats love to be outside all day long-they basically come inside for food & water & head back outdoors unless there's bad weather.
My husband & I have had the opportunity to take my lifelong love of handmade items, upcycled items & crafting and make a go of it as a full-time crafting business for me, part time accountant & tax preparation for him (I'm thinking I've got the better end of the deal, and he thinks he does!). I've been a craft blog junkie for a long time, countless hours reading tutorials, watching how-to videos, learning untold gazillions of tips & tricks courtesy of crafters & artisans from all over the globe. My goal is to post at least once a week, and share some of my tips, tricks, techniques & tutorials, to share with everyone a wee little bit of my little crafty corner. I have just opened my etsy shop, you can find my currently available items for sale here TandemArtBeadCraftCo
I have a really great tutorial for my next post-how to make cheap business cards look like ones that you spent big bucks on!