About us

My name is Nina Boettcher (bet-cher) and I'm the new owner of Creative Escape. I've been a frequent customer for the last 12 years. I found out that Laurie was moving on while at a crop with my friends earlier this year. One thing led to another, and here I am.
I love making things and I have been crafting as long as I can remember. One of my first crafting memories is learning to cross-stitch with my grandma when I was five.
I am a first generation Greek-American, born and raised in the midwest. I grew up in the retail industry with family owned restaurants and soccer shop. 15 years ago, I moved out to the bay area. I taught middle school math and then spent the last few years as a stay-at-home mom with my 4 boys. My youngest is starting kinder in the fall while the oldest is beginning middle school.
Our regularly scheduled Monday newsletter will return tomorrow (for this week only).We will continue to send out weekly newsletters on Mondays going forward.
I'm really excited to help develop and continue this crafting community that I've enjoyed so much these last 12 years. And I'm looking forward to meeting and crafting with all of you!