My name is Jenny, and I’m a fiber artist, Bible journaler, writer, crafter, doll-maker, wife, and mommy. I spend most of my time playing and working with yarn and fiber, as well as being a domestic goddess and taking care of my daughters. Rarely does a day pass in which my hands are not making something!
What motivates my creativity is my passion for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I create because I was created in the image of the Creator of the universe. I love that my passion for art comes from the true source of all joy, peace, love, salvation. God is good, and he is the reason that my life is good too. I started Bible journaling in January 2016, and I love to write about what I have been learning here on my blog.
I’ve been crocheting since 1998 (when I was 12 years old), inspired by my Grandma who crocheted lovely thread tablecloths and cozy afghans. Every Christmas there were always hand-crocheted treasures for each of her loved ones, and I love being able to carry on that tradition. Most of my designs are crocheted items, because I’m so familiar with how crocheting works, and I love how I am able to easily make into yarn what I am imagining.
I’ve been knitting since 2004, when as a New Year’s resolution, I decided to teach myself with some help from my sister. My first knitted object was a purse, complete with improvised knit lining and double-thick handles. I have since grown to love knitting so many other things, but most especially lace, and I cannot get enough of it.
In 2010, I added handspinning to my fiber arts. After a purchase of my spinning wheel, a Kromski Sonata named “Soren,” I have been creating unique yarns. This is a dream come true for me. I’ve always wanted to be able to create the yarns I imagine for projects, and now I have the skills to do it. My favorite yarns to spin are 2-ply laceweight, and I also love fractal color spinning.
I started Bible journaling January 1, 2016. I’ve kept a journal since I was in 4th grade, so when I discovered Illustrated Faith, it immediately connected for me. Being able to share my creativity while studying the Bible and worshipping my Savior has brought so much healing and joy to my life.