The story of my One Tiny Heart and Me
After the birth of our daughter, Olivia, in November 2012, I wanted to reduce my patient load as a pediatric home health physical therapist. One day my husband, Carey, and I were dreaming about what that would look like for our family, and he encouraged me to think creatively. Being a classically trained violinist and full time musician, creativity comes natural to him, and he has always supported any avenue that I wanted to pursue. In the past, I have used creativity and crafts as an outlet for stress and to exercise a different part of my brain than I use in my professional life. Thanks to my mother, craftiness and creating has always been a part of my life, and with the encouragement of my husband and mother, I decided to channel my creativity in a different way. My mom and I made hand crafted cards for several years and I love to decorate for all holidays, so making banners for all occasions and holidays became a natural fit. I have recently expanded the shop to include hand crafted signs for holidays or home decor.
I love people, and this allows me to interact with others in an entirely new way. It warms my heart when I receive an e-mail or picture about how a mom-to-be loved the banner for a baby shower or how one of my signs was "just the right fit" for a gallery wall or nook in someone's home. Every item you see listed in my shop can be customized to your liking! If you see a sentiment you want but would prefer different colors or another look entirely, please e-mail me, and I’d love to design something just for you.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to watch my daughter explore her creativity as she grows. I find I am more patient, calmer, and happier when I create. She is the inspiration for the name of my shop, and she is as much a part of the work as I am.