Thanks for visiting my blog! Let me introduce myself…
My name is Ann Tatum. I’m married and have 2 daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandbaby. We are a creative family. My husband is a musician and both girls are musical and artistic. And, we come from a long line of ‘pack rats’. I’ve always loved being creative. My mom was an art major, and it seems like we were always creating something out of nothing. That tradition has continued. I still love to create and use whatever I can find. I like mixing old rust with shiny bling! I was a stay-at-home mom when my girls were young. We had more time than money so the tradition of making something out of nothing continued. We homeschooled our girls and started going to library book sales to supplement our love of reading. I found copies of hard-to-find books from our library, and I knew there were others looking for these same books. So I started selling books on Ebay and did that for over 6 years. While at book sales, I would often see books that had a wonderful ‘look’ to them, but were falling apart. I loved the vintage look of the text and illustrations, so I would buy them even in bad condition. I started crafting with them and then put together vintage paper and fabric packs and sold them on Etsy for other crafters.
From paper crafting, I moved into mixed media and then into jewelry where I seem to have found my niche. I use my pack-rat tendencies to save any little thing that catches my eye, and they are just waiting for inspiration to strike. I also used my love of creating to make vintage-inspired jewelry and mixed-media artwork. I currently sell in an Etsy shop called Duct Tape And Denim and sell at a local once-a-month shop here in California called Room With A Past. I also have a Facebook page with lots of photos of what I’m currently up to. I love to do custom and wholesale orders. Just contact me and leave your email address, and I’ll send you a wholesale price list.
A few years ago, I also went back to work in an office, but I still love home and creating the most. I love my family, making jewelry, paper crafts, crochet, cooking, hiking, & a little gardening. You’ll hear all about those on this blog. I also want to learn more about photography & Photoshop. Please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you — both what you like and what you don’t like. And thanks again for visiting my blog!