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I have always loved to sew and I am a self-confessed fabric-a-holic, so the day my daughter came home with a gaping hole in a brand new pair of jeans was the day that I tried my hand at masking the defect with funky fabrics by hand-stitching them onto the jeans, just like a pair of jeans that I had seen in a magazine at one time. The outcome wasn't too bad for a first attempt... the gaping hole was covered up with a collage of fabrics that came from a vivid turquoise Indian-style table runner, a paisley placemat, embroidery thread and a handful of sequins. I thoroughly enjoyed myself creating those jeans. Since then I have put together many creations for my daughter. The attention they attracted locally was astounding, so much so, that I began taking custom orders. That was two years ago and since then I have opened my store on Etsy and I also sell my wares at local boutiques for crafters.
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  • Female
  • Born on January 15
  • Joined November 23, 2007

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My favourite fabric designers are Alexander Henry and Michael Miller, I love glass beads, paisley prints, red and black tartan reminiscent of the punk era, fun and quirky prints

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I have always loved to sew and I am a self-confessed fabric-a-holic, so the day my daughter came home with a gaping hole in a brand new pair of jeans was the day that I tried my hand at masking the defect with funky fabrics by hand-stitching them onto the jeans, just like a pair of jeans that I had seen in a magazine at one time. The outcome wasn't too bad for a first attempt... the gaping hole was covered up with a collage of fabrics that came from a vivid turquoise Indian-style table runner, a paisley placemat, embroidery thread and a handful of sequins. I thoroughly enjoyed myself creating those jeans. Since then I have put together many creations for my daughter. The attention they attracted locally was astounding, so much so, that I began taking custom orders. That was two years ago and since then I have opened my store on Etsy and I also sell my wares at local boutiques for crafters.
For many years after graduating high school I worked as a hair stylist, but after emigrating to Canada at the ripe old age of 23, I gave up the long hours of standing in one spot, aching feet and aching back for an office job at a local publishing company. Eventually, I found my niche as a production manager for a weekly business magazine, and after a 6 year stint decided it was time to broaden my horizons and went into the printing side of the media industry. That's where I stayed until August 2009 when I lost my job due to cutbacks following a downturn in the economy. It's now 2012. Since last updating my profile I have been back to school and have passed a Law Clerk course and a Paralegal course with honours! My Etsy business was never created as a means of self-support because it would be a difficult task to make enough money to live on since the work itself is so time consuming. Still, it's a nice hobby, and when the sales do happen it's an added bonus to see a boost to my bottom line. :D

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