|Tiffany and her son, adorable!|
For me, creativity, self-expression, fashion, the arts, all of these help me enjoy life more fully, connect with others, and de-stress, especially since I parent two special needs children. For a long time, I have been wanting to start a series where I interview other creative moms of special needs children in an attempt to learn from them, create community and awareness, and bring attention to other fabulous designers doing it all.
I am so happy to present to you Tiffany Jones of Designs by Tiffany as the first designer in this series!
|Silver tear drop earrings, $12.00|
I learned how to craft in the April before my son got sick. I learned from my sister in law when my father in law had a major stroke and passed. When my son got sick I started learning more and doing more projects because I noticed it helped me relax.
Specifically, what kind of crafting do you do and what materials do you use?
I crochet scarves, hats, earrings and blankets. I also make earrings from fabric and ribbons.
|Large, unique DREAM earrings, $12.00|
|Large plaid fabric earrings, $12.00|
I teach second grade language arts in Houston TX. During the school year, I'm up at 5:30 am but I get home around 3:00pm so I take a few hours to myself before I get my son from daycare. During that time I also look up projects or try a new project. I tend to work on more projects during the summer, winter, and spring breaks since I don't have to teach. I craft part-time but if I had more business I would love to do it more.
|Blue crochet ruffle scarf, $20.00|
What tip(s) would you give moms caring for special needs children
Advice I would give is to always take some time for yourself to unwind. Sometimes the hard part is finding what helps you unwind.
|Kids/adult owl hat, $22.00|
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Thank you Tiffany!