To all my friends and followers, the Bungalow Boutique is open for business. This is a special Boutique that I am a part of and really excited about this new business venture. All my friends and family know my love of crafts, sewing, cooking, scrapbooking, and just about anything creative. I have always loved making and learning new things. When I was about 6 or 7 years old I started making clothes for my Barbie dolls and making doll furniture out of just about anything I could find. As I got a little older, I learned how to embrodery, crochet and knit. My parents were always buying me craft kits and supplies to keep my "crafty" brain working. When I got into Jr. High School, Home Economics was my favorite subjets. Between Home Ec. and my mom and dad, they taught me how to cook and experiment with food. In High School, I have a fantastic Home Economics teacher, Mrs. Hill and a student teacher, Mrs. Barber that took me under their wing and really got my creativeness going. As a Senior in High School, Mrs. Barber nominated me for the "Betty Crocker" Home Economics award and I won!
After High School, I worked at the old Farmington Drug Store and really learned how to cook from a wonderful lady, Lucille Trujillo. She used to always tell me that "You still have to learn what I already forgot!". She was the main cook at the little old fashioned lunch counter/soda fountain and taught me everything she knew about cooking real down-home type foods. I eventually took over making the bakery goodies for the store while I worked there.
When I got married and started having babies, I started making them blankets, crocheted burp cloths, and all kinds of little baby things. As they got a little older, I made them stuffed animals and other kinds of toys. During the time my kids were growing up, we were in the Air Force and moved quite a bit so I started making things for different Craft Shows in the places we lived just to bring in a little extra money. I also always tried to make some type of homemade craft item for Christmas gifts for family and friends. In the back of my mind, I always dreamed of having a shop with the items that I made for sell.
On the 11th of February, 2002, Grandma Bert came into being! My first grandson was born, making me officially Grandma Bert. All my grandchildren have many quilts, blankets, burp cloths and clothes made by their Grandma Bert. As the granddaughters started coming along, I was in heaven making them all kinds of frilly, twirly dresses and skirts. I have also made them all stuffed animals and many other hand-made items. It always makes me so happy when I hear them tell me "Thank-you" and then give me a big hug for something that I have made for them.
I am now in business at the Bungalow Boutique, 340 South Main Street, Heber City, Utah. The shop opened today, August 16th, 2010. I am thrilled to be a part of this. I will start posting pictures of the items that I have for sale in the shop and a little more information about the items. Please keep an eye out for future posts and updates. The fun is just beginning!