Welcome to “Create Something Crafty”!  I’m glad you stopped by.  I’m Laurie Streeter and I have been crafty my entire life.  My passions are sewing, crocheting and really any DIY project in general.

I am a wife and mom to 3 handsome and energetic young men.  I love animals and currently have one Chocolate Lab named Cooper, two cats – Muffin and Brie, and one rabbit – Twix.

I was first introduced to sewing by my Grandmother when I was a small child.  She had a sewing room filled with tons of fabric and notions.  I dabbled a little trying to sew dresses for my Barbies but I didn’t get the “bug” until I was an adult.  My Grandmother bought me an old White brand sewing machine for $10 at a garage when I first got married in 1992.  I used this machine to sew lots of Christmas presents and then later my kids Halloween costumes!

The motor finally died in 2012 and I upgraded to a Singer Talent!  Not a lot of bells & whitles but it works great and I haven’t had any problems with it.  Now my passion for sewing has turned to making recycled jean projects such as bags, baby bibs and dog toys!

I learned to crochet when I was 12 but I never really got the hang of it.  Recently I became obsessed with crochet and started to learn it all over again.  It is my new obsession!  I love spending hours pouring over cute new patterns.  Here are just a few of my creations so far!

When I am not creating, I love spending time outdoors hiking or in my pool.  I also love to bake and make custom cakes.  Cake is my downfall!

My Niece’s Baby Shower Cake

I’m honored to share my love of creating with you and inspire you to go out and “create something crafty” for yourself.