I come from a long line of artisans, that goes back to a master armorer and gunsmith in the late 1600s in St. Malo France. I am a direct descendant of his on my father's side. The love of creating and working with my hands is in my blood.
My father is a master carpenter. As a little girl, I spent a lot of time in his workshop with him, being his little gopher and even learning some wood working. Mainly I just loved being around my dad and all of those tools, watching him create beautiful things from pieces of wood. My mother is a seamstress who taught me to sew when I was 10 years old. For 25 years after that, I made most of my own clothes. I still have her old Kenmore sewing machine from 1977. And I still use it! Over time, I also naturally ventured into other handcrafted work.
Since the mid-1990s, I have taught myself a variety…
- Joined January 17, 2007