About Me

Hi, I’m Katie!

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.

Pablo Picasso

I am so happy you stopped by. I am a book nerd, quote collector and obsessed with personal development. I want to make new friends and change the world and make sure everyone knows that they are loved.

I also love to craft, create, and beautify everything around me. Handmade gifts, that’s my jam. My favorite way to craft is taking ugly old stuff that people want to get rid of and breathe new life and beauty into it.

I love reviving and restoring stuff that other people write off as worthless.

Here’s the thing, my stuff doesn’t always look like it belongs in a magazine. Mostly it looks **coughcough** homemade. Maybe I need better lighting 😉 But you know what? And it’s taken me years of NOT CRAFTING to learn this:

It doesn’t matter.

It came from me, it came from my heart and soul and hands, and it’s perfect even though it’s imperfect. I have the soul of an artist and I believe that you do too, even if you don’t know it yet.

I call myself an Imperfect Artisan and I hope that as you come along on this journey with me that you will become one too, even if you haven’t picked up a paintbrush or glue gun in years.

I am so excited to be working with A Maker’s Studio and sharing my love of their quality products and expert guidance in taking crafting to another level. To learn more about A Maker’s Studio and its founder, Amy Howard, CLICK HERE.

I believe that every human has the right to live freely and with dignity.

Another one of my passions is supporting the rescue and rehabilitation of victims of sex trafficking. I donate 10% of the profits from this blog to Operation Underground Railroad. I believe in their integrity and I believe in their mission. To learn more about how you can help in the fight against sex trafficking, CLICK HERE.

A Maker’s Studio is also active in the fight to rehabilitate sex trafficking survivors, which is another reason why I love working with them! To learn more about Amy Howard’s mission to give human trafficking survivors a second chance to learn a marketable skill making hand-dipped artisan candles CLICK HERE.

The most dangerous idea is silencing people.

Naval Ravikant

Beautiful things don’t have to cost a lot of money.

Creating beauty with simple touches and taking unwanted items from garage sales, thrift stores, or even from around your own home and giving them a new life inspires me. Follow along as I share my successes and failures along the way and hopefully inspire you to craft some creative magic of your own.

And if no one else has told you today: I believe in you!

Love, Katie

P.S. I would love to hear from you. Feel free to drop me a line at katie at katiemerrill dot com or simply fill out the contact form below.

Originality is the best form of rebellion.

Mike Sasso