I am a PK, a daughter, Big Sister, wife, mother, and friend. What is a PK? My Daddy
is a pastor. That means we grew up to think about how what we do affects others.
How I love people flows out of that experience. We all have influencers. My Mom is
my biggest. Any trace of craftiness fell from her tree. I learned to look at things as
possibilities. “How could we make this look like that?” Big sisters don’t just teach, they
learn. You know you are getting older when your interest lies not in getting your sister to
do things for you, but when you have found in your sister a best friend. She is also my
favorite person to model my creations. Everyone needs that person that makes them a
better person. Few who knew us before we married believed Craig and I “fit” together.
Little did or do they know it is like hand-in-glove. The time to do what I have come to
enjoy would not be possible were Craig not supportive, encouraging, and willing to
sacrifice. This shows up most when you add that we are parents. Two-year olds come
fully equipped with natural needs. We share these in ways that create the space and
time to crochet. Were it not for the addition of our Little Mister, Cohen Alan, two years
ago, I would still be working not staying at home with him. And, that would mean I would
not have had the time to take what my Mom taught me and take the risk with Oikos
Oikos means of an affinity, or tribe. The dream that is Oikos Handmade grew out of
my tribe. My mother’s creativity and willingness to teach, my husband’s support and
encouragement, my sister’s affirmation, combine to make this a project of our local tribe.
- Ragsdales, Marshells, Littletons. One of these days I will work my brother-in-love,
Jason, into the mix. My Dad helps with my website and copy for my various needs.
Favorite quote: “We can do no great things, just small things with great love.” Mother