Dispatcher… and now crafts-woman!

I like to consider myself a Jack-of-all-Trades! So I’m embarking on a new adventure in life… ok renewing a previous adventure in life. When I lived in St. Louis I designed and created invitations and announcements for weddings, bridal showers, birthdays, etc (this also included photographs I’d taken for the customer and including them in their product). I decided to do this after looking for invitations for my own wedding to my then-fiancé (and my now ex-husband- you live and learn, right??) and when I couldn’t find anything I liked,  or that didn’t cost more than my wedding dress, I came up with my own- and I loved them more than anything I’d found! So I figured if I created something I liked more than what was out on the market, others had to be wanting the same thing too! That’s when Custom Creations was born.

Once I moved to Denver and started working at my current position I quickly learned and took up crocheting- YES crocheting and NOT knitting- tried it and it drove me nuts! (Side note: I really think that in addition to my included equipment at work I should have been issued crochet hooks!). Creating blankets has been a great way to give gifts- whether baby blankets or birthday or Christmas gifts or even a housewarming gift- sometimes you just can’t find the perfect ‘thing’ for a person and a gift like that means the world- the time, effort, thought and dedication put into something like that has more meaning than something picked up from Target or Bed, Bath, and Beyond! I’ve been making blankets for over 3 years- and every single one has been a gift for someone.

So now I’m offering my services to you! I get such joy seeing someone enjoy an item that I’ve made that I’d like to expand from what I’m currently doing from my family and friends to anyone who is in need. I treat each and every project like it was for me- or a loved one- detail is everything!

 If you know of anyone who would benefit or is need of invitations or announcements or would be interested in a customized crochet blanket- let them know! I have pictures of past blankets and some samples from past invitations/announcements. I’m also very reasonable because I know not everyone can afford a $100 crocheted baby blanket (yes I’m talking to you lady at the Highlands Street Fair who was doing such a thing!! And $50 for hand warmers…. seriously?!). So get ahold of me- e-mail generally works best- DispatchJess@gmail.com- and we’ll talk!

Thank you in advance for any possible referrals!

Blog 1, Day 1

I’m a procrastinator. Big time! Huge… it’s kinda sad actually. Regardless, a month ago I came up with the idea of blogging because I saw a friend’s travel blog and thought hey, I can do this. I’m paid to talk for a living (note: everything I am paid to talk about is recorded, much to my chagrin, so it’s no fun to just say what’s on my mind) so why not write down those random things I think of to be an inspiration for everyone else? How cool!! Yeah, no. Not true. I just thought blogging would be a fun concept- especially when I love to travel and I thought this would be a fun way for everyone to read about the trip and see some cool pictures (whereas I tell one person something about the trip (with inevitable changes one little detail at a time) and then someone else and then someone else and so on and before you know it, I’m 50 people in and I’ve just described how I’ve saved the planet from the brink of destruction, discovered the meaning of life, and found a long lost treasure buried centuries ago… all in high heels!).

Anyway, if you’re reading this, thank you! I look forward to putting in all of those stories and memories from my trips as well as random thoughts and grumbles from daily life. It’ll be interesting… that I do know because ask anyone who knows me and boring will not be one of those words that is used.

So alas… read on!