Hello and welcome to my blog. I am so happy to have you here on my website share with you all of my handmade creations but first I wanted to tell you a little bit about me. This is my very first blog so please give me some grace. I hope to get better with time so please enjoy!
Hi, I am Maria and I am married to my best friend Michael for almost 20 years! I am the oldest of 4 daughters to two amazingly talented parents. Together, Michael and I, have 15 nieces and nephews who are our world! I have been a hairstylist for 15 years, but this year in February, I left my profession to focus on my door hanger business full time. I started Little Maria’s Crafts in September 2020 and thanks to you all, it has been growing and I am beyond grateful.
I am a self-taught artist, so that means a lot of trial and error and a lot of hours researching and experimenting. I have been a crafter all my life and I come from a family of many great artists that I will hopefully one day tell you all about.
Since I was a child, I DIYed doll clothes out of fabric scraps and doll furniture out of wood scraps or empty containers. My favorite subject in school was ALWAYS art class. I was the girl that as an elective in school chose art or shop class! Crafting has always been my passion so I have done a little bit of pretty much everything. Sewing, wood working, crochet, hand embroidery, felt and paper flowers, vinyl decals and t-shirts, jewelry making, bow making, clay pottery, leather work, wood burning,....and most recently painting. (I’m sure there’s more I’m forgetting!)
I have been cutting and painting my own wood designs since 2017. I discovered my love for painting while I was looking for a cute decoration for my front door. I decided to try painting my own door hanger and I fell in love with painting ever since. I eventually opened up an Etsy shop and began to sell my door hangers!
So here I am today as the owner of Little Maria’s Crafts and I hope to share a piece of my my love for art with every item I sell here on my page. It has been such a fun journey and I have learned so much and I hope to continue to learn and improve each day! I take great pride in my work and I strive to make every item as well made as possible so I hope you love everything as much as I do!
Thank you so much for stopping by!