As a compulsive crafter of some years, I have enjoyed many hobbies. Along the way, I became a conservator of anything with a history, a collector of odd bits of ephemera, old photos, retro dress patterns, handmade lace, ribbon trims, bonnets, hats and clothing.
With the availability of internet auctions, I fell in love with Victorian bead work. Much was in sad condition, so I learned to re-bead and repair everything from epaulets, motifs, jackets, hats, bonnets and purses. I was thrilled by the opportunity to save as much as possible before the pattern disappeared and the item turned into a pile of dusty beads and broken thread. But one house only holds so many items and life is short, so you see my need to share.
Thank you again for your interest.
- Joined August 9, 2009