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At the age of eight, grandma said I had to start making my own doll clothes.She made such beautiful doll clothes that I always wanted more. With her help, I learned to sew everything from clothing to home decor. When I retired from the corporate world, I began creating purses and participating in craft shows. My passion for animals led me to become a volunteer at the humane society along with my westie "Cricket" as a companion animal. I also discovered machine embroidery and began creating blankets for pets and their owners.

I also learned that life happens when you make plans. My husband had health issues and I discovered that I could be both a care giver and also creative. My spare bedroom became my studio so I could be home to care for him and still run a business. I made it work. It felt like I had the best of both worlds. Unfortunately, I lost him recently and have found Etsy to be a…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 26
  • Joined February 18, 2009

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felting wool, novelty yarn, fleece, quilted fabrics, felt

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At the age of eight, grandma said I had to start making my own doll clothes.She made such beautiful doll clothes that I always wanted more. With her help, I learned to sew everything from clothing to home decor. When I retired from the corporate world, I began creating purses and participating in craft shows. My passion for animals led me to become a volunteer at the humane society along with my westie "Cricket" as a companion animal. I also discovered machine embroidery and began creating blankets for pets and their owners.

I also learned that life happens when you make plans. My husband had health issues and I discovered that I could be both a care giver and also creative. My spare bedroom became my studio so I could be home to care for him and still run a business. I made it work. It felt like I had the best of both worlds. Unfortunately, I lost him recently and have found Etsy to be a lifesaver. I keep myself busy with new creations and many of my customers have been so supportive.

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