“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
When she was a child experiencing creative art at her grandparent’s side, did she ever think she would start her own business making bibs, burp cloths and bedding?
Perhaps but it’s not just childhood dreams. Lara Strunk’s business is real and going strong.
When Lara was pregnant with her third child, a major nesting phase overtook her and she sewed all her bibs, burp cloths, and bedding. Her best friend encouraged her to sell her creations on Etsy. A Twisted Thread was born.
Now she sews a variety of items from owl pillows to notebook covers and pouches.
In addition to her grandparents sharing their talents, Lara’s mother saw imagination and art important parts of childhood. She made sure Lara had opportunities to explore and create. Her mom also had the courage to go back to school as an adult to pursue her dream of writing. Her family’s examples, encouragement, and belief in her spurred the confidence she needed to take a chance on herself and follow an artistic path in 2011.
A Twisted Thread allows her to be with her children while contributing financially to the family.