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And so who is “creations by cathy“…? Hmmm… well, that’s kind of a long story. OK, let’s be honest here. I don’t know any short stories. Period. Better that you know that from the start. But I try. Really, I do. In fact, I will try right now. This is gonna be the short story of “Creations”…
Well, let’s see… I started Creations almost 10 years ago in July 2002. During that time I specialized in giftware and hand-painted glassware (by yours truly!), participated in about a million different shows and had booths in four different locations (stores) throughout Kansas City (at different times). Presently, I can be found at Trendz Market, an upscale boutique co-op in south Kansas City (151st & Nall for you “locals”!), where I have been since it opened, just over three years ago.
Everything changed in early 2012. I finally found the inner strength to follow my true passion; a very “Shabby Chic, English/French Country, cottage-y, feminine” sort of look… (How is that for a description!) This meant completely changing EVERYTHING about Creations… my merchandise, logo, business cards, Facebook site, Blog ( and here we are!) and, soon to come, my new website! Whew! (A big “shout out” to BRANDtabulous and my “re-branding buddy/partner-in-crime”, Jerrod!!) Now that I am almost done with the whole process, I have to tell you that I am SO HAPPY! I love the look and feel of everything… it just feels like ME! It feels so good to be true to your authentic self – and that is where I am right now. (I will elaborate more on the whole “authentic self” thing later. I’m a big believer!)
So here is a toast to creating yourself, and more importantly, to RE-creating yourself..! live happy~ laugh, love, dream, create