About Me :)

Happy St. Patrick Day!

My name is Crista and thank you for visiting. If your wondering, yes, my name is spelled correctly. I’m use to people spelling my name either with a “K” or a “Ch” but Crista originated from Latin,  ( Italy and Spain. ) It means, “follower of Christ” or/and “appointed one.”

I love various crafts, but needle felting is one of my favorite pastimes. I started needle felting in 2007. I started when needle felting was just starting its beginnings in North America and supplies were a challenge to find. I learned needle felting from Japanese craft books!

Needle felting is a fibre arts craft that is the dry technique for creating 2D and 3D felted work. All you need is roving/top and core batting wool, felting needles that are barbed, ( you couldn’t felt otherwise,) and a dense foam pad to protect the needle and the surface your felting on. I’m still learning my craft and plan to create jewellery next.

I love going to flea markets and finding little treasures too. I love to take something old and make it new again.

I am a Level I Reiki practitioner. I’ve been practicing since April 2010. I love it and it will always be in my life.

What is Reiki?? It’s a form of healing by relaxation and energy transfer. A Reiki practitioner is a channel for  “universal energy” with palm healing or hands-on-healing. I practice more with the Traditional Japanese Reiki than the Western Reiki. What’s the difference? The main difference is that the Western Reiki uses systematised hand-placements rather than relying on an intuitive sense of hand positions. I also prefer the non-touching technique than the hand placements. I don’t encourage at all to use Reiki as an alternative to western medicine, but I do encourage open-mindedness. If your set on it not working, your closed mind will act like a block.

Okay, enough about me lets get to crafting.