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This business came about when my husband suffered a stroke and I needed to stay close to home to help him. Sewing and typing are my best skills but at this stage in my life, I didn't need more clothes--I was living mostly in jeans and sweatshirts—and typing jobs didn’t provide the calming diversion I was looking for. I started experimenting with bags because I loved the colorful prints and designs I saw in those expensive bags found in boutiques and upscale stores. I expanded to diaper bags when a niece was having a baby and I needed a shower gift. The blankets came along for the same reason. I have been sewing since I was about 4 years old, starting with doll clothes like many people. In the beginning it was frustrating because my mother insisted I do everything "right." Her insistence paid off and for most of my life I made all my own clothes and lots for others, including wedding dresses for 3 nieces. Getting back into sewing this…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 26
  • Joined January 14, 2009

Favorite materials

Quilted cotton, designer cotton print fabrics, corduroy, Minky

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About

This business came about when my husband suffered a stroke and I needed to stay close to home to help him. Sewing and typing are my best skills but at this stage in my life, I didn't need more clothes--I was living mostly in jeans and sweatshirts—and typing jobs didn’t provide the calming diversion I was looking for. I started experimenting with bags because I loved the colorful prints and designs I saw in those expensive bags found in boutiques and upscale stores. I expanded to diaper bags when a niece was having a baby and I needed a shower gift. The blankets came along for the same reason. I have been sewing since I was about 4 years old, starting with doll clothes like many people. In the beginning it was frustrating because my mother insisted I do everything "right." Her insistence paid off and for most of my life I made all my own clothes and lots for others, including wedding dresses for 3 nieces. Getting back into sewing this way has been a great joy and a wonderful way to combine my love of fabric with creating useful things people seem to enjoy.

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