Welcome to Hibernate & Create – Connecting and Inspiring Creatives!  I am so glad you found me! 

My name is Kelli Sweet.  I am a girl from Nebraska that likes to explore the worldKelli_2020-04 and promote creativity!  I am an artist, a wife and a mom to an orange tabby cat named Milo (aka Squeaky_Milo on Instagram).  I work in corporate America by day and spend my free time creating jewelry, quilting & other sewing projects, painting and paper crafts.

Hibernate and Create started in January 2016 as the “31 Days of Creativity Challenge.”  My goal was to hibernate from the cold Nebraska weatherioko0 and utilize the first 31 days of the year to finish some of my art & crafts projects and start a few new ones!  I quickly realized that if I needed motivation, so would others.

The challenge has blossomed into a beautiful Facebook community of individuals from across the United States and Canada.   If you’d like to join this wonderful group of inspirational spirits, click on the Facebook icon and request to be added to the Hibernate and Create group.  We’d love to have you join us to share your creative activities and support others.  Our next Challenge will kick off in January.


IMG_0353Hibernate and Create took the next step in January 2018, where with the encouragement of the Facebook group, the first Hibernate & Create RETREAT was hosted in Omaha, Nebraska at the Hot Shops Art Center.  We had so much fun working on our projects and taking courses from guest instructors, that the second “With Heart” Retreat was hosted in 2019.

Check out the various sections of my website to learn about Retreats, Classes & Workshops, Gatherings and and the Challenge!  And, connect with Hibernate & Create community by joining the Facebook Group with creatives around the U.S. and Canada.

Follow me on Facebook / Instagram as @DegreesbyKelli  where you will be able to keep up on all things creative in my wandering world with bonus photos of my kitten Milo!

And, DEFINITELY follow @hibernateandcreate on Facebook and @hibernate_and_create on Instagram.

I look forward to our creative journey together!

Kelli Sweet



Hibernate and Create is a division of Sweet Creative LLC