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As a young girl I always had a great passion for sewing and creating. I have fond memories of designing halloween costumes with my mother. I continued to make costumes for myself, family and friends throughout my life. Other sewing projects would come and go. Raising a family on my own wasn't easy and the time to spend on sewing projects dwindled. In the past few years I dreamed of moving forward with my passion but knew it was difficult to find the time to start it. I got interested in upcycling over a year ago and realized I had been doing it for many years when making costumes! In the Spring of 2011 my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and ironically about 3 weeks after that I found out that I too, had breast cancer (both of us a routine mamogram). I was faced with many tests, doctor appointments and my life went from being a full time worker and mom who ran the whole house, inside and out to a Cancer victim. I was out of…

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  • Born on November 2
  • Joined November 5, 2011

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As a young girl I always had a great passion for sewing and creating. I have fond memories of designing halloween costumes with my mother. I continued to make costumes for myself, family and friends throughout my life. Other sewing projects would come and go. Raising a family on my own wasn't easy and the time to spend on sewing projects dwindled. In the past few years I dreamed of moving forward with my passion but knew it was difficult to find the time to start it. I got interested in upcycling over a year ago and realized I had been doing it for many years when making costumes! In the Spring of 2011 my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and ironically about 3 weeks after that I found out that I too, had breast cancer (both of us a routine mamogram). I was faced with many tests, doctor appointments and my life went from being a full time worker and mom who ran the whole house, inside and out to a Cancer victim. I was out of work for nearly 6 months after a double masectomy with reconstruction followed by chemotherapy. I was pretty much homebound during that time and began sewing again. I started reconstructing clothes and worked on them almost daily. It was calming to me; releived anxiety and as I dove into this world of recreating my own body was going through recreating in a sense. I even upcycled head gear for myself after I lost my hair and added my own personal style and extra touches. As I present each unique article of clothing and continue to design and redo, I realize that these projects have helped me to heal and have showed me that with all the challenges that I've faced in the past year, I am ready to embark on this "New Begining." These recreated designs represent myself and all women who have faced major challenges and setbacks in their lives. We as women heal, accept and move forward. A new journey has now begun..............................

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