A Brief History
Born into the crafting industry, Heidi’s mother is Aleene Jackson, the inventor of Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Heidi spent many of her childhood leisure hours in her mothers shop, gluing, creating, and learning. By the time she was a teenager, Heidi had become an accomplished artist as well as an inventive designer.
She launched her national cable television career as co-host and designer of her mother’s show “Aleene’s Creative Living” which aired on 'The Learning Channel', 'Lifetime' and 'TNN', and remained a staple TV crafting personality for 15 years. Over the years,Heidi has published dozens of Craft How to books, thousands of Craft Idea Sheets and several very successful Craft Continuity programs. In recent years, Heidi’s designs have been featured on FaveCrafts.com., Cool2Craft.com, ILove2Create.com, Pinterest, Facebook, etc
Her studio, now in the seaside town of Los Osos, California, is home to a sea of materials, finished designs, and works in progress. Whimsical faces, and original characters hang on the walls and peak out from behind hundreds of jars full of buttons, beads, mosaic pieces, fasteners, yarns and glues. Machines, tools, and equipment stand sentinel on long, sturdy tables ready to be put into service. The studio is also a classroom, where Heidi holds regular creativity classes in collage,mixed media, canvas art, clay, aluminum soda can jewelry, and her latest passion.... mosaics.
Heidi raised three children, three step children and now entertains a gorgeous gaggle of eleven grandchildren and three great-grand children.