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I think the most important question to ask a maker is not what they make, but why. I've always loved listening to others tell their story on how they came to be, the obstacles they've encountered and how their perseverance paid off.
Why I created Blushing Bird Studio
I started making things before I can even remember. I was told that I would use Kraft Dinner boxes to make shoes and would walk around the house with them.
From there, I experimented with glitter, my mother's fine linens, our house drapes, and really anything I could get my hands on. Once I was old enough, I ventured into my father's workshop and used all of his tools to make things that made absolutely no sense to anyone except me.
As I got into my late teens, and early twenties, almost every school assignment or gift I made had something attached to it that I had crafted. I definitely remember bringing a massive paper mache ship into my history class even though I was only supposed to write an essay. Making things with my hands was just something I loved doing.
It wasn't until one day that I made a card for a friend (hand cut paper flowers and a handmade gift box) that I was told I should be using my creativity to make more things for people. Several years went by and I had several small requests for handmade cards.
One request turned into two, and two turned into a whole lot more.
After I married my husband in 2015, I went to my parents house to pick up a gift my grandmother had left me before she passed away in 1999. She left every grandchild with a Disney plate. Mine was "Gappetto Creates Pinocchio".
Although it was just a plate, of all the plates I could have been left, she chose this one. There Pinocchio sat, surrounded by paintbrushes and paint in a workshop. I was only 9 years old at the time of her passing and yet she had more of a inkling about my creative talent than I did - this plate hit me like a ton of bricks.
It served as a huge reason for why I created Blushing Bird Studio and to this day it sits in our curio cabinet .
Today, I currently work out of our home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and run a full time small business called Blushing Bird Studio. I create one of a kind decor, gifts, invitation, and love getting custom requests.
- Callie (Owner of Blushing Bird Studio)
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