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Hi! Welcome to our site! Creativity With Tracey started several years ago as a way for me to share my love of crafting with others. I did craft classes in my basement for some groups and scout troops. I also did custom vinyl work for friends and family. After several years, and my children grew up, the craft classes stopped happening, but my vinyl work for friends, coworkers, family members grew!
My creativity journey started at a young age in my grandmother’s kitchen where I would sew leftover fabric swatches together from dresses, she made me. I went to the University of Nebraska and graduated with a degree in Fashion Design. As newlyweds my husband and I moved to Dallas where I started my career in fashion design. I had several popular looks and worked for 15 years.
Fast forward to March 2020 when a worldwide pandemic hit and masks could not be found for front line workers, I was asked by a friend to make cotton masks to be distributed around Kansas City. By May I had made and donated over 1000 masks. My masks were a hit! I started getting requests for different sizes, sports teams, and events. In June 2020 I made my business into an LLC and didn’t look back!
That summer I set up at the Olathe Farmer’s Market off Blackbob Road. I was there every Saturday with a week’s worth of new masks to sell plus more items I was making and designing. It was then I realized I needed help! I asked a coworker who had been furloughed alongside me to help, as well as my daughters and daughter-in-law. I made a new friend at the Farmer’s Market who also started helping me sew!
We were seeing repeat customers and making connections, so I decided to start finding more events to set up at and stores for my items to be sold.
It is now 2022 and my business is continuing to grow. I work with wonderful women whom I love! And I am excited to see what is to come!
Thank you for visiting and support my small business!