I’m Annie, the proud gal behind ONESEVENTWELVE.
I’ve always loved crafting and I used to do it more when I was younger. I’d mainly paint oil paintings and watercolors and make jewelry, clothes for my Barbies, and bookmarks. Then my growing passion for school began taking more of my time, and before I knew it, I wasn’t crafting at all. The closest I’d come to it was writing the occasional greeting card in pretty cursive, meticulously wrapping a gift, or decorating here and there.
I missed crafting!
In early 2018 I realized I wanted to begin working with wood and create big, magical pieces to put around our home and gift to family and friends. But that same year, a seemingly random torso injury that began a couple years earlier began to worsen. After some research and work but without any help from doctors, this condition was found to have been likely caused by toxicity from a vaccine and prevented me from walking much or even standing for long periods of time.
My dreams of working with wood faded until I began a journey to improve my health and get out of that funk.
I realized I didn’t have to create big pieces (yet); instead, I could start small. Just like with my healing journey, it was all about the baby steps, and as my mood improved (with no drugs–never any drugs), so did my health!
In addition to knowing I could begin with small crafts, I took on more activities that enriched me and that I didn’t have to stand or move around for, such as writing more (another passion) and hosting my very own podcast. Of course, our puppy ensures I DO have to move around so I have that part of my “training” covered :).
And now here I am, having pivoted this years-old shop that I didn’t maintain much from a place where you could buy custom designs for your blog to a place where you can get darling handmade decorations for your home or to gift to your loved ones.
(Don’t get me wrong: I still like digital marketing and design blogs and websites so contact me if you’d like more info.)
Woodworking is a lot of fun and I enjoy passing that passion on to the pieces I create. I hope you’re able to feel that love!