MJ, a craft-o-holic, a loving wife to an amazing very supportive husband, enjoying her moment being a SAHM to 5 wonderful kids. Inspired by her lovely teen and tweeny’s creative ideas and imagination, fueled with her love and passion for crafting and designing, backed up by her creative skills, fully equipped with her knowledge and corporate training in the business world, she decided to pursue her passion and decided to create this website, turning her hobbies and love of crafting into something worth giving and sharing!
Born and raised in the Philippines. Grew up in a fast-paced city living. Now, happily married living in the upstate New York.
During her childhood, she love to spend most of her free time in their ancestral house, few steps from the beach where she love to watch the sunrise in the early morning when a chicken in the country side alarms everyone in her town and love to look at the beautiful sunset in the afternoon — she learned to best appreciate GOD’s beautiful creation – God’s wonders!
A person who love challenges and adventure in life! She also love to explore the beauty of deep within the woods and forest with her childhood friends.
As a teen-ager, her dream is to become an Engineer someday but landed as an Accountant. Out of line, isn’t it? Luckily, she passed and admitted as one of the State Scholar (Iskolar ng Bayan) at her country’s State University, which then earned her a Degree in Bachelor in Accountancy with a high flying colours.
She is an Accountant? You wonder…
and ask, what is she doing in the crafting world?
Well, a great question! but guess what….
Her mother is a renowned professional Dressmaker who designed and made gorgeous and lovely wedding dresses during her time. Her mom, even sewn few beautiful dresses for the wife of the King where she used to work with in the past. Her brother is also an artist with a gifted hands that can make things beautiful and creative out of nothing. He paints using different mediums and tools on all of his projects/arts. Both of her teen daughters, also are gifted with hands that can create beautiful paintings and artworks. If you want to see an example of one of her daughter’s creation, check out her Facebook page and Youtube channel.
and the rest is history….. but it all started here …
Few years ago, MJ started an online business “BOWTIFUL TUTUS” when her youngest daughter was born. In a matter of time, it became such a huge hit to her family and friends but given the hard time of having 2 li’l ones, she needed to take a break into the crafting and handmade world to prioritize her family. She handcrafted all her products, giving her utmost attention to details, meticulously handled and being made with so much care, love, passion and dedication.
See sample of her work here.
After years of being dormant with her passion, she regain her energy back by doing what she love to do after watching a very famous designer doing some craft projects and eventually, she became so hooked and addicted to it.
It seemed to be a great natural progression to re-join the crafting world again.
Handmade cards became her everyday recreation and finally decided to pursue her love and passion for crafting!
Recently, she became an Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. She joined as a hobby-ist but who knows where it will leads her… right?
MJ is a crafter and a hobby-ist. She plans to share her projects and hopefully, share some ideas and techniques on the project she made. However, she is not that type of crafter that is an expert on everything. She consider herself, not a beginner but somewhat an advance crafter. She love to do things her way. She is open to any thoughts, ideas and even criticism from others. She believe that everyday is a learning process – you always learn something new everyday from different people with different point of view in the crafting world. Each one is unique on its own.
She adores most people in the industry and she have her own long list of favorite crafters and designers that she always look up to! She might share and talk about them in her blog in the coming days, weeks, months and hopefully, years to come!
So…. I suggest you get on board and join her play around doing projects, sharing tips, techniques and ideas.
Bookmark www.marieljones.com and follow her on social media!
Hi! My name is MJ. I love to create, inspire and share my passion for all things creative. An amateur photographer. A crafter at heart. A planner enthusiast. An out-of-the-box thinker and a reader-of-mind. Passionate about everything elegant and beautiful in the making! I believe each of us are gifted and talented with inner creativity that can make beautiful creation! I love the instant gratification and sense of accomplishment I get from others when creating a handmade card for them. It’s also a great way to brighten up someone else’s day and get connected with them. Who doesn’t want to receive a handmade card in their mailbox?
Creativity is intelligence having fun. Don’t be afraid to show off your creativeness.
Be confidently crafty!
“God has blessed every person with some gift or ability with which to serve others and bring glory to His Name. Some are obvious, they shine brightly in front of everyone – but others move below the radar. Your special ability is God’s blessing to you…”
If you have the gift, God expects you to strengthen and polish that gift and use it to enrich the lives of others. And as you use your gifts to bless others, YOU will be blessed most of all. (Everyday Blessings – by Barbour Publishing)
Welcome to my blog site! I hope to learn and be an inspiration for others c”,)