Sarafina Fiber Art

Sarafina Fiber Art

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Growth and Gorillas

My sister (I forget which one) once said, "Blogs are like diets... you announce your blog to the world with the best intentions and then directly fall off the wagon."  I  wish a could maintain my blog more regularly because I really do enjoy both writing and sharing.

So in the spirit of jumping back on the blog wagon here I am.

I would like to introduce you to Kyla DeStefano.  We met at the end of the school year when my son, Max, attended her son, Andrew's, birthday party.  He came home with a dvd video of skits that they had performed that day.  I thought, "Who is this woman that can have 8 kids in her house, provide all expected birthday traditions, shoot a video, and then edit and prepare dvds for them to take home in 2 hours!?" She was the answer to my prayers, Kyla, mother of two boys, self taught videographer and self proclaimed anal retentive.  She can now add "entrepreneur" to her resume as she is helping build Sarafina Fiber Art.  Kyla is the yin to my yang.  Where I am mostly circular thought and ideas she thrives with columns and action.
Kyla and Finley

With Kyla's help Sarafina has a new energy and potential for growth.  We are working really hard to bring the best felting supplies to you as well as needle felted sculptures.

Today, while I fussed over finishing my gorilla and giving him a proper photoshoot, Kyla whipped around the workspace cleaning, stacking, organizing, sorting, and planning.  I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to have a second heart and mind invested in Sarafina.

Which brings me to my gorilla. 

 People often ask me, "Is it hard to let go and sell your things."  I usually say no.  But this guy has been my companion all summer as it has taken me that long to make him. And he has a way of looking at me as if he wants to be animated and included.  It will be hard to let him go no matter how flattered I am that someone might want to buy him.

Well, I hope this is the beginning of renewed attention to my blog.... at least for a little while. 


  1. Sara, he is wonderful, and so full of life he is real :) Awesome doesn't come close x

  2. My daughters never cease to amaze me!

  3. I love serendipity too and you obviously embraced it with Kyla. I am so glad you found eachother. And your gorilla does have life and spunk and curiosity and is obviously from your heart. He should be yours :-).

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