Would you be able to run your own business, take care of your own organic garden with 40+ farm animals and homeschool 2 kids all at the same time? Vanessa Vargas Wilson, a.k.a. the Crafty Gemini, does and we’re going to find out how.
This week’s episode is dedicated to all you parents out there who have dreams and ambitions but feel held back because of money, security or kids. Vanessa will share how she transitioned from being a law professor born in the city to being an entrepreneur, farmer and mom. She has taken everything that she loves most and made it work for her and her family. Needless to say, Vanessa has designed her work around her life instead of her life around her work.
Meet The Crafty Gemini
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, a.k.a Crafty Gemini, is a sewing and quilt pattern designer and instructor. Vanessa is mostly known for her clear and concise instructional YouTube videos. Her channel, TheCraftyGemini, has over 270,000 subscribers and her tutorials have been viewed 25 million times worldwide.
A law professor turned entrepreneur, Vanessa now shares her lifestyle and crafty skills with a global audience via the web. She teaches viewers how to do everything from sewing and quilting to organic gardening and even woodworking projects. Her work has been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and the New York Times.
Vanessa currently lives on an organic homestead in Florida with her husband, their two young children and 40+ farm animals.
Crafty Gemini’s Links & Resources
Website & Resources:
- Meet Vanessa Vargas Wilson. [1:15]
- Is an education what you need? [3:12]
- Where the Crafty Gemini all began. [5:37]
- From law school to sewing. [11:52]
- How Crafty Gemini generates revenue. [14:33]
- Homelife and priorities for the Crafty Gemini. [19:10]
- If you work on your weaknesses, all you will get is stronger weaknesses. [23:22]
- No money? No problem! [25:30]
- The transition from what your education is in to what you love to do. [27:12]
- Where you can find the support you need. [30:09]
- Why the Crafty Gemini has an organic farm and 40+ farm animals. [32:20]
- The Crafty Gemini’s World Lesson. [36:13]
- How to get in touch with the Crafty Gemini. [37:39]
- Extra resources. [38:35]