About Us

Creative Mind and Hands is a site dedicated to renewing the Creative Spirit. By allowing ourselves to create, we find creativity sprouting up in all parts of our lives. We feel renewed energy and fulfillment when we create. This is a place to be inspired, to find a community of like-minded crafters and to learn to free the creativity inherent in all of us.

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Marie BeneshMarie Benesh is a Digital Media maven and enthusiastic needleworker. She made her first needlepoint project – a green frog on orange background) when her older sister gave her a kit for her 8th birthday. She has taught herself embroidery, cross-stitch, bead stitiching, hardanger, pulled thread work and a variety of stitching styles. Dabbling also in decoupage and quilting, she always seems to wander back to her true love of all things needlework.

Crafts By Cathy thumbnailCatherine Chant has been crocheting for over 30 years and it is her favorite craft. Over the years she has dabbled in many crafts, but lately has focused on knitting and jewelry-making. You can view her latest creations in her Etsy store, Crafts By Cathy and purchase patterns for some of the items at Craftsy.com.

Balls of brightly colored crochet threadKatelyn Kelley is a freelance writer and an avid crafter. She learned to sew, knit, crochet and needlepoint from her mother as a young girl and never stopped. She now crochets, knits and beads on a regular basis with the occasional detour into sewing or clay crafts as inspiration strikes. She’s always on the lookout for new crafts to try.

Barb WebbBarb Webb’s prime motivation is the desire to help other women succeed in all aspects of life. A Frugal Living expert, she has written over 200 curriculum manuals and numerous fiction and non-fiction published works including how-to guides, novellas, anthologies, articles, and poems. Her recent non-fiction work includes The Mom’s Guide to Earning and Saving Thousands on the Internet (McGraw Hill, ISBN 0071457763). Barb is also the owner of the MOMdotCOM.NETwork which includes the popular websites MOMdotCOM.net,  RURALMOM.com, and the Country Bookshelf.


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