I’ve been creating since the moment I could hold a crayon! Every since I can remember, I have been happier when I have knitting needles, a paintbrush, a glue gun, a pen, or anything in my hands (or just my hands) that can be used to make something beautiful, unique, or quirky.

I grew up in a south central, rural town in Illinois where it was a big deal when a Super Wal-Mart came to town. My time was occupied with various creative outlets, including drawing, singing, and theater. I began to love painting when I studied studio art at a university in eastern Illinois. I’m also a self-taught fiber artist, but have dabbled in nearly every media possible.



I’m a mama to two amazing girls who keep me busy and keep me motivated. They bring so much joy to my life and constantly challenge me to be a better version of myself. I’m a coffee addict. On most days, it makes up about 80% of me. And I have a serious addition to craft supplies.





My writing often includes all things arts & crafts, projects and goals I’m working on, tutorials, things that inspire me, self care tips, and parenting. My blog is where art and parenting collide.

January 2011, I opened my Etsy shop after some coaxing by friends. I had been knitting and crocheting for about a year, I think. I love it when I’m given a challenge of something to create. I am a bit of nerd, which is why you’ll see many nerdy and quirky and weird things in my shop. Why be “normal” when it’s so much more fun to be weird.



My favorite part of being an artist and designer is being able to share my work with others to make an impact on the world. 


I’m glad you’re visiting my site. I look forward to getting to know you and share with you! Feel free to drop me a line and say hi & introduce yourself. 🙂


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If you have questions, want to place a custom order, or just want to say hi, you can email me at csqdesigns@yahoo.com.

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  • August 26, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Hi Casey, and thanks for the follow! I’m looking forward to exploring your blog too. Pleased to meet you, Marina


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