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Side Hustlin' is a Passion

Cheryl txcraftyginger@gmail.com

Tags art, artists, crafts, creating, makers, passion, passion projects, side hustle, teachers

Side Hustlin' is a Passion

As you may or may not know (depending on if we have ever met and had this conversation), I am a full-time, high school art teacher. I have been teaching for 20.5 years now (I started when I was 10! Ha!!) And, according to the state of Texas and TRS, I am eligible for retirement in 2026! There have been times throughout my career, when I was single, where I worked a second part-time job. It was never a necessity but I had been known to have "champagne taste on a beer budget"! So, in 2015, after an intense recovery...


Shop Small Business Saturday!

Shop Small Business Saturday!

As a small business owner, I can tell you that I (and others in this world of small businesses) really do a happy dance with each purchase. For me, this is my side hustle. I'm a teacher by day and a small business owner every second I'm not in the classroom (if you know any teachers, there are many who do the same). Because you really are what makes the world go around in a small business, we want to give you some incentive to shop with us, especially on "Small Business Saturday"! So, join us on Saturday, November 30 •...


I got married!!!

Cheryl Jones

Tags blog, news, wedding

I got married!!!

I will say that this year (2019) has proven to be an extremely busy one so far. I've been absent from markets and neglecting this site as well as social media sites. But, my reason is completely justifiable - I GOT MARRIED!!! And, with planning life events, some things fall by the wayside.  Our wedding was small with family and a few close friends. It was held at Central Lutheran Church in Dallas, TX and our reception was at Rosalind Coffee in Garland, TX. It was absolutely the happiest day ever! We spent our wedding night at the Cambria Hotel...


Make your own font

Cheryl Jones

Tags fonts, hand lettering, lettering

Make your own font

It rained and I couldn't really get out there today to work in the garage like I wanted. So, I spent some time on the iPad Pro working on lettering projects. I like working on the iPad because I can lay on the couch and be totally comfortable (lazy, I know). I found this site called Calligraphr. It allows you to use your own writing to make a font. I've only made about a million fonts with my own writing today. It is pretty amazing! If you are using a drawing app like the Procreate app, you can insert a png or...


A sign tells a story

Cheryl Jones

A sign tells a story
These three medals are hanging on a wall in my home to take me back to the beginning of the story I just shared to serve as my reminder of how I am some part of God’s story.