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It's been my privilege and my delight to have worked in the craft and hobby industry for over 20 years.  My designs have been published in a variety of media, including beading, plastic canvas needlepoint, home decor, fabric crafts and children's crafts.  They have been published in magazines, books and booklets, hardback book compilations, kits and online.

Publishers and producers of my design work include Annie's (DRG, The Needlecraft Shop, Annie's Attic, House of White Birches), Herrschners, Craft Ideas, Crafts 'n things, Clover, Design Originals, Leisure Arts, Bead Unique, Simply Beads, Stringing, Beadstyle SIP, Bead It...today, Publications International, Uniek, Plaid Enterprises, Kunin Felt, New Berlin Co., Krause Publications, Highlights for Children and others.

Craft Books and Booklets

Jewelry:

Vintage Impressions Jewelry, Annie's, 2012
Jump Ring Jewelry, Design Originals, 2008

Plastic Canvas Needlepoint:

Tealights in Plastic Canvas, Annie's, 2012
Hat and Mitten Coasters, Annies, 2012 (co-author)
Liquid Soap Covers, The Needlecraft Shop, 2008
Colorful Quilt Block Table Mats, The Needlecraft Shop, 2008
Seasonal Wind Socks, The Needlecraft Shop, 2008
Wrap Arounds in Plastic Canvas, The Needlecraft Shop, 2008
Holiday Door Toppers, The Needlecraft Shop, 2007
Silver Stallion Set, The Needlecraft Shop, 2006
By The Sea, The Needlecraft Shop, 2005
Fly Swatters, The Needlecraft Shop, 2005
Mini Memo Purses, The Needlecraft Shop, 2005
Strawberry Patch Kitchen, The Needlecraft Shop, 2003
Extra Special Holiday Magnets, Leisure Arts, 1997
Flower Pot Fridgies, Annie's Attic, 1997
Magnet Medley, Leisure Arts, 1996
Nativity Hand Puppets, Annie's Attic, 1994
Birdhouse Air Freshener, The Needlecraft Shop, 1991

Children's Crafts:

Sticker Fun, Plaid Enterprises, 1994
Beadcraft Notions, Plaid Enterprises, 1989 (co-author)

Awards

Toner Crafts Designer Challenge:  Grand Prize (2006) for Wire Christmas Tree and Grand Prize (2007) for Wire Angel


Design Teams
Smoothfoam Creativity Team, 2012 to 2016
Creating with Joy CreativeTeam, 2015 to present
Etchall Ambassador, 2015 to 2016
Amate Studios, 2009 to 2010

Teaching and Demonstrating

Art Tutor, Santa Rosa Catholic Home School, 2015 to present
Craft Coordinator/Teacher (Volunteer), Home School Group, 2010 to 2015
Assistant/Demonstrator, Eye Connect Crafts, CHA Winter Show 2015 and 2016
Demonstrator, Smoothfoam, CHA Winter Show 2014
Demonstrator, Stanislaus Imports, CHA Winter Show 2011
Demonstrator, Amate Studios, CHA Winter Show 2010
Instructor/Demonstrator, Michaels Craft Store, Santa Rosa, CA:  2003-2008.  I taught classes in Beading, Plastic Canvas, Mosaics and Wirework
Crafts Coordinator/Instructor (Volunteer) for church groups and Vacation Bible School: 2000-2010
Art Docent (Volunteer), Grades 1-6, Mark West School District, Santa Rosa, CA:  1993-1998

Memberships
CHA, Designer Member since 2005
Society of Creative Designers, 1989-2005.  Attained CCD status.

Please contact me for design work, teaching or demonstrating:  trcrafts@aol.com