This week, the Smooshers spotlight lands on Jennifer, of Crafty Baby Hope.
Jennifer uses her Art Fire profits to fund treatments for secondary infertility – hence the name of her shop. You can read about her story at her blogs, Jewelry for Hope, which is where she shows her creative side, and A Look Into My Life which is her forum for discussing her hopeful, if frustrating, experiences with MTHFR, PCOS, and endometriosis…and an active little Boy Scout called “Boober.”
She does lovely wirework, as well as polymer clay work. I love this little bird’s nest pendant:
And this bracelet is just stunning:
Of the many adorable polymer clay items in her shop, I think my favorites are the “kawaii” things. I had to look up what that means – “kawaii” is the Japanese word for “cute” and refers to the culture of cuteness that has developed in Japan since the 1980s. This is the trend responsible for Hello Kitty and Pokemon, though even everyday items and food can be kawaii. Here are some of Jennifer’s kawaii items:
I hope you’ll take the time to visit Jennifer’s shop and blog. She is a strong lady with a lot of hope, and she makes really cute stuff!