A dusting of my past

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My name is Dezarae’. i am originally from Hutchinson, Kansas. i joined the military at 17 served 4 1/2 years. The military itself was not bad, but i delt with alot concerning people in the military. I taught myself to crochet when i was twelve, havent done much until late 2008. When i crochet and knit it makes me feel like i belong to something. Its the one thing in my life that i can fix if i mess it up. I am working on slowly starting up a business which will be called Making Traditions. Making Traditions is a store for all ages and all sexes. You can learn anything from needlepoint, spinning fibers, crochet, knitting, canning, cooking, baking, vegetable gardening tips, sewing, Quilting, preserving, and freezing. Along with being a one stop shop for all these categories. The motto of my business is “making yesterday’s talents, today’s traditions”. My goal is to find a link between the past and the present to bring families of all generations together. while also providing skills which will come in handy for the rest of one’s life.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The greater good VS the Greatest Good

For the last three years, It has been a dream of mine to start a business that will help people become more self sufficient. I would sell and teach all the needle arts, fiber arts, and the basics of cooking, baking, canning, and freezing.

Before my husband, I had a full time job, where i always worked overtime hours but never the pay. I was in the Army. Since i have been married and have had children, i have been a stay at home mom. It would cost us about 350 dollars a week in day care so it is cheaper for me to stay at home. I am very blessed.

Recently I have came to the realization that my dream of owning my own business can wait until my children are grown. They are so little right now and I dont need to be stressing myself out with things i dont have to be stressed out about. I have chosen to put my dream on hold and to fullfill my dream of making my family self sufficient and not have to rely on other countries doing my work. I want to buy american made, and can my own food, sew my kids's clothes, learn to be completely self sufficiant. I want to go to every single concert and game my children ever have. One day i want to take my boy's back packing through europe. So I have decided I am no longer making things for other people, but rather taking my time and putting my home, husband, and children first. I take the time to make something for someone upon their request then because they are a friend i charge 1/4 of the price just to have them back out and pretty much, I waisted my time. So for now on it is my kids and family first.

My dream is still there, but i have come to the realization how lucky i am and how i need to do what i need to do to keep my family well off. and lets face it, crafts are EXPENSIVE! lol.

My birthday is next month, and my husband has so kindly purchased me a kromski Minstrel spinning wheel. I am still learning, but one day i will be great. My youngest son will be two in july, and my oldest son will be 4 in october.

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