made the front page! My hometown paper did a special section that
featured the growth of CleoAndMe Patterns!
And Me Patterns, Inc
Growing up as part of a large family, my parents kept their brood
of five children busy with a constant supply of paper, paint and
all the trimmings. My father was a commercial artist and it was
a treat to be the lucky child to visit his office in the city. I
loved to sit at his large drawing table and color on big sheets
of paper while he worked. My mother was mostly a stay-at-home Mom,
but for a while she taught preschool. She would always ask me to
design her bulletin board and help her with the prep work for all
those busy little fingers.
Here's a pic of my booth at Spring Market in Kansas
This is a pic of my booth at Fall Market in 2006.
Creating, crafting and art have followed me though my entire life.
I even married an advertising art director! I now realize the gift
my parents left with us was the wonderful gift of creativity. After
participating in craft shows the past 20 years, I found that my
own designs were the ones people were most interested in. Starting
my own company as been a big step and an exciting new adventure.
Ever since Cleo joined our family she has inspired us, entertained
us and often pops up in my patterns! We hope you enjoy visiting
our web site and find a pattern that will melt your heart. Thank
you for your support.
Love, Barbie Jo and Cleo