Authors : Wildwood Cottage Crafts with Joy St. Germain
Raised Stencil Designs & Mosaic Crafts
Wildwood Cottage Crafts with Joy St. Germain
My favorite Walt Disney quote is . "If you can dream it you can do it."
I've always loved all types of art, from photography to painting to mosaics and stained glass. Though I've taken my share of art classes over the years I'm also a self taught artist/crafter and I like getting my hands dirty. If I get an idea for a new craft or see something that looks interesting I'll give it a try. Working on an art project is a relaxing, creative way to spend an afternoon.
I turned my hobbies and love of crafts into a business when I started The Wildwood Cottage LLC. I live in Minnesota. Anyone who has been to Minnesota in the winter knows that 5 months of bitter cold weather is the best time to work on crafts. By spring time I had an abundance of crafts that I sold at my plant and craft sales.
My plant and craft sales were a big success. Some of my customers wanted to know how I made my crafts while others wanted gardening tips. I was more then happy to share my tips and techniques for my crafts and gardening with anyone who ask. Knowing that I could help others with my tips and techniques is what gave me the inspiration to start my business.
My other passion is gardening. I love nature. My idea of a good time is working in my beautiful gardens while I enjoy a hot cup of coffee and listen to the oldies on my beat up garden radio. To a "dirt digger" like me it's total serenity. My gardens continue to grow and are now sprouting new garden art of their own.
Craft Project Tutorials by Joy St. Germain
How to Make a Star-Spangled Mosaic Serving Tray
How to Make a Broken China Mosaic Table
How to Make a Broken China Mosaic Garden Shovel
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