Welcome to Just Us Girls Crafting!

Here at Just Us Girls Crafting, we hope you enjoy visiting our site and find creative inspiration and encouragement.  “We” are Patricia Stanard and Elena Jacobson, a mother-daughter duo who love crafting and continuing our family line of creative DIY makers.

The family line includes my grandmother Elena, she is who I named my daughter after.  Grandma Elena had a sewing machine in her bedroom, knitted, had a divided linen closet with one side holding her household linen and the other side, all of her fabric, notions, yarn, and sewing and knitting tools, and helped disadvantage children in Mexico with her creativeness.   My Grandma Vicenta, well I never met her because she past away when my father was 7 years old.  My dad told me that she made all of the clothes that his sisters, brothers and himself wore, and their home decor.  My mom – The saying “Necessity is the mother of invention” was never more true and taught more to me then by my mom.  It is from her that I learned how to look for what I needed in this world and if it wasn’t available, then make it myself.  My mom taught her older daughters, my sisters, how to knit and crochet and how to sew from patterns when they were young girls.  Then when they went to Jr. High and High School, they took Home Economics, this is where my sisters advanced their knowledge and skill.  By the time it came around to my younger sister and I to be taught these skills several years later, her work schedule as a single-mom prevented her from teaching us and Home Economics was no longer taught in school.  Then there is me, Patricia Stanard.  I became self taught in most of my crafts skills including embroidery and hand sewing due to my upbringing during the time of personal computers coming into existence and the advancement of Google search.  Although my mom tried to teach me how to knit, I did not have the patience for it.  She did teach me how to crochet and that stuck.  I am so grateful that my daughter is very patient and learned how to knit from my mom and that craft will be continued in our family.  I have taught my daughter how to scrapbook and I hope how to look at things creatively and be inspired by the most unexpected things.

And the legacy continues with my daughter, Elena Jacobson.  She is incredibly talented though she would never admit it.  Like I said earlier, she learned how to knit from her grandma, my mom and learned how to scrapbook from me.  She also learned how to cross-stitch, create flip-books and is hoping to learn how to sew.  This is my family heritage that I am proud to be a part of and am very happy that it will continue on for generations to come.

So what can you do know?  Well you can browse our site, find out more about us on our About Us page, read our latest posts, follow Just Us Girls Crafting on social media (links in the upper right corner of the screen), and sign up for email notification of when we post which is located in the sidebar.

We hope you enjoy our site. All of our projects are handmade by either Elena or I. Enjoy and if you have any questions or comments, you can comment below or you can email us at info@justusgirlscrafting.com. We read and respond to all emails/comments within 72 hours.

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!!