My name is Kelly and I am a stay at home, work at home mom of three children. Before the adoption of our third child, I had a "real" job out in the full time business world with quite a few degrees hanging on my wall. Through mergers and acquisitions, our division ended up being closed down and I found myself at a cross road of life. Our new daughter was only a few months away from coming home to her forever family, so I decided to take a year off to get her settled and help everyone transition into the new normal. That year turned into years!
I grew up going with my mom and aunt to craft shows and began selling Frustration Pencils when I was only 12. My mom sold all kinds of crafts along with doll house miniatures, while my aunt specialized in felt. Crafts have just always been a part of my life so it was a natural for me to gravitate towards the craft community.
Staying home at first drove me a bit crazy, so when my daughter needed a hair bow to match her first Halloween costume, I decided to try and make one. I began making bracelets with Swarovski crystals (thus the name A Crystal Garden) along with a few hair bows on the side and selling them on Ebay. I was astonished at how fast the business grew and found myself overwhelmed with trying to get orders out timely. I dropped the jewelry side of the business in 2010, added The Pooch Patch and have happily been making hair bows ever since.
Kelly ~Owner of A Crystal Garden LLC featuring The Hair Bow Patch and The Pooch Patch