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My hands are always into something creative....I paint, sew, knit and cook(to name a few). Designing one of a kind items intrigues me. Recently began blogging about creativity - follow my inspirations at kcthreads.wordpress.com and let me know your musings!

Lately, I've been inspired by the "green" living aspect of aprons. I launder less and my clothes stay cleaner since I've made a habit of donning an apron for my art, cooking and de-cluttering projects!!

The handbags I design come from a lifelong fascination with their potential for function and beauty. Whether a tote, a clutch, a slouchy hobo bag, shoulder bag or satchel, I love to explore the possibilities in cottons, linens, decorator fabrics, wool and denim. Additionally, I design artist tool carriers and Kindle covers…

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  • Joined February 3, 2011

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Cotton Twill, Denim, poplin, pique, linen, wool, incredible buttons, beads, beautiful yarns, essential threads of all colors, watercolor and pastels

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About

My hands are always into something creative....I paint, sew, knit and cook(to name a few). Designing one of a kind items intrigues me. Recently began blogging about creativity - follow my inspirations at kcthreads.wordpress.com and let me know your musings!

Lately, I've been inspired by the "green" living aspect of aprons. I launder less and my clothes stay cleaner since I've made a habit of donning an apron for my art, cooking and de-cluttering projects!!

The handbags I design come from a lifelong fascination with their potential for function and beauty. Whether a tote, a clutch, a slouchy hobo bag, shoulder bag or satchel, I love to explore the possibilities in cottons, linens, decorator fabrics, wool and denim. Additionally, I design artist tool carriers and Kindle covers.

My original inspiration to sew and explore needlework of all kinds came from my Mom, Colleen. She worked from patterns only as a starting point and created her own designs. In the '40s she made beautiful, tailored suits for herself from men's cast-off suits where the fabric was still excellent. No sewing project was too difficult...I remember her making slipcovers for our sofa and chairs, and beautiful draperies for the windows too. I always had a new skirt or dress for special occasions, and some of them she made out of the fine silks from her evening clothes she no longer wore. At the time I wanted something store bought. When I left for college I soon realized how unique my wardrobe and creative inclinations were because of my Mom.

Inspiration also comes from my creative family members: my photographer husband with the uniquely focused eye, my amazingly talented daughter who can spot a trend at light speed, and my designer/builder son with natural insight into the way things work!

Follow my explorations on life and creativity on my blog: kcthreads.wordpress.com!

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