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once upon a time there were two little girls named sarah and erin elizabeth, who lived in a house in the green woods.

when they were small they were bundled up in extraordinarily large aprons by their mother and set to work cutting out homemade sugar cookies in the shapes of dinosaurs and other fascinating things, and spent many an hour rooting about in the garden under the rhododendron bushes…

sarah was always one for channeling her inner grace kelly, puttering about as a four year old in plastic high heels, a purse and heart shaped sunglasses, and of all things, fetching tools for their handyman father as he renovated their passive solar home.

as she grew up, her gentle care and attention to detail, marked each of her creations, from ethereal party dresses to delicate beadwork, to the…

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  • Joined June 9, 2009

Favorite materials

cut glass, rough natural linen fabric, copper wire, ephemera, satin ribbon, vellum, oyster colored organza, cultured freshwater pearls, pixels and the color pink, and of course, anything which can be cut up

About

once upon a time there were two little girls named sarah and erin elizabeth, who lived in a house in the green woods.

when they were small they were bundled up in extraordinarily large aprons by their mother and set to work cutting out homemade sugar cookies in the shapes of dinosaurs and other fascinating things, and spent many an hour rooting about in the garden under the rhododendron bushes…

sarah was always one for channeling her inner grace kelly, puttering about as a four year old in plastic high heels, a purse and heart shaped sunglasses, and of all things, fetching tools for their handyman father as he renovated their passive solar home.

as she grew up, her gentle care and attention to detail, marked each of her creations, from ethereal party dresses to delicate beadwork, to the knitting she completed on summer days as the two girls wandered like gypsies from one craft show to another.

erin elizabeth was more like the lady in robert grave’s poem, “vain and careless.” striking up conversations with random fellow airplane passengers, and old gentlemen in tweed jackets in the nonfiction section of the library; because all the world was her friend.

her style of work was to get an idea and then throw herself with abandon into the creative process, with half open drawers of ribbon, crumpled paper and dropped straight pins lying like a field of landmines upon the workshop floor. she’s the geek, who would tinker with their website for days, and if it were not for sarah, the bookwork would never be done.

now they are both grown up, each does what she loves best. ever the city girl, sarah puts her enormous shoe collection to good use, running the shop in western connecticut like a well oiled machine, and gently refining the rough ideas dreamed up by her sister on the other side of the world. that is, ever since erin elizabeth ran away into the west with a nice australian boy, who made her a mrs.

in the many years since the birth of their company, over a thousand scented pages for future letters and dreams, made their first journey from the little workshop in the woods to large cities and small towns in Canada and America, and as far away as Germany, France, New Zealand and Australia.

but all that was not yet envisioned at the beginning, when the two girls sat, perched upon their homemade swing-set, and it was decided, that they should have a business mission statement, as all proper businesses should.

as far as those close to the matter recall, it was something like making the world happier… yes something like that.

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“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.” - J.M. Barrie, “Peter Pan”

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