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As a little girl I spent hours watching my mother sew on her 1973 Sears Kenmore. One afternoon she graciously taught me how to stitch and the fabricaholic emerged. I created something with every thread or piece of fabric I could get my hands on. Yards of fabric in Mom's stockpile was later found with little hearts or squares cut right out of the middle and skeins of yarn were cut in random places (horror!). She tells me that I had better beware; one day I will have a daughter just like me.

Sewing has always been less traditional for me and much more of an adventure. I don’t see standard materials and notions as good for just one thing or restricted to a certain style. Nothing excites me more than taking something that was discarded and turning it into something beautiful and useful.

I enjoy sewing, knitting, collecting buttons, trims an…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 29
  • Joined February 3, 2009

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Cotton Yarn, natural fibers of any kind, old pattern paper, zippers, fabric samples, vintage buttons, vintage dresser scarves, sheets, trims

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As a little girl I spent hours watching my mother sew on her 1973 Sears Kenmore. One afternoon she graciously taught me how to stitch and the fabricaholic emerged. I created something with every thread or piece of fabric I could get my hands on. Yards of fabric in Mom's stockpile was later found with little hearts or squares cut right out of the middle and skeins of yarn were cut in random places (horror!). She tells me that I had better beware; one day I will have a daughter just like me.

Sewing has always been less traditional for me and much more of an adventure. I don’t see standard materials and notions as good for just one thing or restricted to a certain style. Nothing excites me more than taking something that was discarded and turning it into something beautiful and useful.

I enjoy sewing, knitting, collecting buttons, trims and vintage glassware. I have a degree in Interior Design and a day job as a Visual Merchandiser for a fair trade retailer which provides lots of opportunities to be inspired by international artisans as well as travel the country.

I live happily with my husband and piles of fabric nestled in the sweet town of Mount Joy, a town that frequently smells of fresh chocolate.

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