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Hey Welcome! I’m Crispina ffrench
Artist, Educator, Empowerer, Plant Eater,
Nature Lover, Cookie Baker, Climate Change Activist
I’m glad you are here, Now let’s make shift happen.

Scrapbox Challenge - Jan Hagerman

A couple times a day for the next week or so you will find features right here about the creative adventurers who jumped, with both feet into the wild world of textile recycling by joining me for Crispina’s Scrapbox Challenge 2020.  This came about due to the overflowing scrap bins in my ‘zero-waste’ company and my lack of time and focus to use said material to develop new product.  

The call went out on March 1, 2020 and applications stayed open for a solid week.  The response was AMAZING!  Limited only by the volume of scrap in my studio, we chose 50 people at random from the pool, to participate in the challenge.

Crispina's Scrapbox Challenge is part recycling ingenuity, part creative high-jinx and part design competition. Online voting kicks off right here on Earthday. One GRAND PRIZE winner and three runners up will be chosen by voters. Bookmark this link and be sure to participate by voting!

MyScrap Box Info

I grew up in an “art” home- my Mom was a talented seamstress, owned a ceramic studio and was a teacher in many mediums.  My parents were also of the Depression era.  So, creativity and reuse/repurpose were skills that were part of my everyday life.

Fast forward a whole bunch of years and I manage one of our local Habitat for Humanity ReStores. Part of that includes a bi-monthly DIY/Reprpose segment on or local CBS affiliate.  I get to play and be creative while also getting paid to do it!  Win Win, for sure.

I have followed Crispina for a while, ever since getting my first book on sweater recycling, so when I read about the challenge I couldn’t wait.  My daughter got a little tired of me worrying about whether or not I would be chosen to participate!  

The challenge coinciding with my forced lack of work has actually been wonderful ( I am always finding the silver lining).  I have had the time to really be mindful of what I wanted to do and not rush.  Sitting and hand stitching with my coffee and MPR is not something that fits into my regular schedule as much as I like.  Reminding myself to find the empty spaces in my life and leave them empty is my only real struggle, I count myself very blessed by that!

What brings me joy is making, especially for others.  I don’t know who gets more out of it –the giver or the receiver. My Mom has been gone for quite sometime, however, I see her hands every time I knot a thread, here her when I laugh with joy and appreciate her teachings on a daily basis.  I don’t know if that is joy, but is thankfulness and blessedness. Being able to pass all of this on to my daughter Priscilla is probably my greatest joy- baking, laughing, hiking, a love of giving of oneself.  Theses are a very few of the things that came from all the women before her and I am blessed I can pass them on.

Crispina, keep inspiring us, keep showing the way of grace and making the world a better place!

Scrapbox Challenge - Jan Hagerman

A couple times a day for the next week or so you will find features right here about the creative adventurers who jumped, with both feet into the wild world of textile recycling by joining me for Crispina’s Scrapbox Challenge 2020.  This came about due to the overflowing scrap bins in my ‘zero-waste’ company and my lack of time and focus to use said material to develop new product.  

The call went out on March 1, 2020 and applications stayed open for a solid week.  The response was AMAZING!  Limited only by the volume of scrap in my studio, we chose 50 people at random from the pool, to participate in the challenge.

Crispina's Scrapbox Challenge is part recycling ingenuity, part creative high-jinx and part design competition. Online voting kicks off right here on Earthday. One GRAND PRIZE winner and three runners up will be chosen by voters. Bookmark this link and be sure to participate by voting!

MyScrap Box Info

I grew up in an “art” home- my Mom was a talented seamstress, owned a ceramic studio and was a teacher in many mediums.  My parents were also of the Depression era.  So, creativity and reuse/repurpose were skills that were part of my everyday life.

Fast forward a whole bunch of years and I manage one of our local Habitat for Humanity ReStores. Part of that includes a bi-monthly DIY/Reprpose segment on or local CBS affiliate.  I get to play and be creative while also getting paid to do it!  Win Win, for sure.

I have followed Crispina for a while, ever since getting my first book on sweater recycling, so when I read about the challenge I couldn’t wait.  My daughter got a little tired of me worrying about whether or not I would be chosen to participate!  

The challenge coinciding with my forced lack of work has actually been wonderful ( I am always finding the silver lining).  I have had the time to really be mindful of what I wanted to do and not rush.  Sitting and hand stitching with my coffee and MPR is not something that fits into my regular schedule as much as I like.  Reminding myself to find the empty spaces in my life and leave them empty is my only real struggle, I count myself very blessed by that!

What brings me joy is making, especially for others.  I don’t know who gets more out of it –the giver or the receiver. My Mom has been gone for quite sometime, however, I see her hands every time I knot a thread, here her when I laugh with joy and appreciate her teachings on a daily basis.  I don’t know if that is joy, but is thankfulness and blessedness. Being able to pass all of this on to my daughter Priscilla is probably my greatest joy- baking, laughing, hiking, a love of giving of oneself.  Theses are a very few of the things that came from all the women before her and I am blessed I can pass them on.

Crispina, keep inspiring us, keep showing the way of grace and making the world a better place!

Scrapbox Challenge - Jan Hagerman

A couple times a day for the next week or so you will find features right here about the creative adventurers who jumped, with both feet into the wild world of textile recycling by joining me for Crispina’s Scrapbox Challenge 2020.  This came about due to the overflowing scrap bins in my ‘zero-waste’ company and my lack of time and focus to use said material to develop new product.  

The call went out on March 1, 2020 and applications stayed open for a solid week.  The response was AMAZING!  Limited only by the volume of scrap in my studio, we chose 50 people at random from the pool, to participate in the challenge.

Crispina's Scrapbox Challenge is part recycling ingenuity, part creative high-jinx and part design competition. Online voting kicks off right here on Earthday. One GRAND PRIZE winner and three runners up will be chosen by voters. Bookmark this link and be sure to participate by voting!

MyScrap Box Info

I grew up in an “art” home- my Mom was a talented seamstress, owned a ceramic studio and was a teacher in many mediums.  My parents were also of the Depression era.  So, creativity and reuse/repurpose were skills that were part of my everyday life.

Fast forward a whole bunch of years and I manage one of our local Habitat for Humanity ReStores. Part of that includes a bi-monthly DIY/Reprpose segment on or local CBS affiliate.  I get to play and be creative while also getting paid to do it!  Win Win, for sure.

I have followed Crispina for a while, ever since getting my first book on sweater recycling, so when I read about the challenge I couldn’t wait.  My daughter got a little tired of me worrying about whether or not I would be chosen to participate!  

The challenge coinciding with my forced lack of work has actually been wonderful ( I am always finding the silver lining).  I have had the time to really be mindful of what I wanted to do and not rush.  Sitting and hand stitching with my coffee and MPR is not something that fits into my regular schedule as much as I like.  Reminding myself to find the empty spaces in my life and leave them empty is my only real struggle, I count myself very blessed by that!

What brings me joy is making, especially for others.  I don’t know who gets more out of it –the giver or the receiver. My Mom has been gone for quite sometime, however, I see her hands every time I knot a thread, here her when I laugh with joy and appreciate her teachings on a daily basis.  I don’t know if that is joy, but is thankfulness and blessedness. Being able to pass all of this on to my daughter Priscilla is probably my greatest joy- baking, laughing, hiking, a love of giving of oneself.  Theses are a very few of the things that came from all the women before her and I am blessed I can pass them on.

Crispina, keep inspiring us, keep showing the way of grace and making the world a better place!

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