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I am passionate about sewing. Really Good Sewing with hand-worked details reminiscent of heirloom garments. Since 2006, my work has been miniature in size: costuming for collectible dolls. During 2010, I shifted my focus to baby and toddler garments. The patterns I used for this collection were designed by Liesl Gibson for Oliver + S. Now for 2013, I am happy to return to my passion for dolls. My intention is to offer both garments and toys for children. The new shop name, Every Other Day, reflects my attitude about the creative process.
Creativity pulls at my shirt hem every day. "Come play," it begs. I struggle with procrastination and doubt. My intent is always to create special, hand-crafted items to love for a long time. But then Life shows up. What if I worked in my studio every other day? That solution allows me time for my other responsibilities and reminds me that I will get right back to work…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 22
  • Joined October 29, 2010

Favorite materials

organic cotton, organdy, Japanese cottons and prints, Swiss batiste, corduroy, lawn, vintage fabrics, vintage patterns, silk ribbon, DMC embroidery floss

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About

I am passionate about sewing. Really Good Sewing with hand-worked details reminiscent of heirloom garments. Since 2006, my work has been miniature in size: costuming for collectible dolls. During 2010, I shifted my focus to baby and toddler garments. The patterns I used for this collection were designed by Liesl Gibson for Oliver + S. Now for 2013, I am happy to return to my passion for dolls. My intention is to offer both garments and toys for children. The new shop name, Every Other Day, reflects my attitude about the creative process.
Creativity pulls at my shirt hem every day. "Come play," it begs. I struggle with procrastination and doubt. My intent is always to create special, hand-crafted items to love for a long time. But then Life shows up. What if I worked in my studio every other day? That solution allows me time for my other responsibilities and reminds me that I will get right back to work on the days in between.
Believe it or not, the shop name originates as an observation made by the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland...
“The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday―but never jam to-day."
"It must come sometime to jam to-day," Alice objected.
"No, it can't," said the Queen. "It's jam every other day. To-day isn't any other day, you know.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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