HELLO everyone!!! ~Waves~ I am the new owner(Yes the "buck stops here") of Create Your Own Joy Studios! I am so excited to meet and work with all the students, young and young at heart. I have had many jobs, but the job I have been the most passionate about over the last seven years is teaching. Education is so important and I just love that sewing can be a skill that you can use for the rest of your life.
I started sewing in High School, back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, also known as the 80's...My guidance counselor gave me the choice of sewing class or woodshop..yeah, I picked sewing and I am so glad I did! I have used sewing to earn extra money throughout my life and I am so blessed to be able to combine both passions: teaching and creating/sewing.
I look forward to helping each of you develop your skills and my personal goal is to get academic/occupational credits from the Dept. of Education for the students. I hope that more adults, both men and women will be willing to learn how to sew. Before my recent time off from a back surgery, I taught grades 6-12 English and American History. Thank you for taking time to get to know me a bit here and I look forward to all the wonderful projects and creations in the future!
OUR Creator/Founder:Kelly is a stay-at-home mom of 9 kids. She has been sewing since her Mom taught her to walk! She says, "There is so much satisfaction in creating something yourself". She got such joy in teaching sewing classes and crafting too. She is now re-married and settled in her home in Gilbert AZ! Thank you for creating such an amazing opportunity for young and not so young at heart kids! Kelly hand picked me to take over and I am forever grateful and blessed!