About

If you’re looking – you’ll find this same info on my home website Iris Originals… but just so you don’t have to click again – or read again…………..

Hi – My name is Iris…..
I’m seriously older than dirt. I’m a widow and a grandmother of 4+3 wonderful grown children and 8+2 even more wonderful grandchildren.

I love….
God, my kids & grandkids, my church, my little pomapoo dog, tiny poodle dogs, my cats, animals in general, counted cross stitch, fancy Barbie doll outfits, diamonds, sparkly things, a cool fall day, and a lot of other things I can’t think of right now.

I live….
on a small mini farm in rural north Alabama with a cute Pomapoo, an indoor cat, an inside/outside cat, wild deer, possums, raccoons, coyotes, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and various other critters. Have horses in my pasture (no they aren’t mine) and an occasional visit from a neighbor’s peacock (boy is he noisy).

Counted cross stitch….
…has been in my life for 40 plus years and I’m totally addicted. I work a couple of days a week in a great cross stitch shop and am always finding new projects. I’ve designed many of my own charts over the years and I designed my first chart to sell in 2011. My charts are available wholesale to shops at ICG Crafts or retail at my online shop Iris Originals Store

Web design….
A friend designed my first web site many years ago and I wasn’t particularly pleased and decided I could do a better job. I did, and one thing led to another and now I have a small web design business (emphasis on ‘small’). I love working on web sites and can become engrossed quite easily. I’ve slowed down in that area as there just isn’t enough hours in my day.

Barbie fashions….
I’ve been sewing for 70+ years (told you I was old) and have always loved the beautiful Barbie outfits. SO, several years ago, my late husband encouraged me to go back to making them. I still have fun with that though the counted cross stitch designing takes up most of my time these days. And, I can use dressing the Barbies up for photos as an excuse to play with them 🙂 I’ve finally gotten a few listed in the store. Need to get busy with photography so I can list more.

Smoke free home….
No smoking here, however Pets abound, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Coffee….
Yes, I am a “coffeeholic”. Many of my cross stitch charts revolve around coffee, kids give me coffee mugs and cute signs, so….. stop by anytime, the coffee pot is always on!!