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From the time I could hold a needle and thread and my foot could reach the sewing machine pedal, I've been sewing. I was hooked when I realized my dolls could have a closet full of clothes.

For many years I've sewn for family, friends and private clients who had special orders such as baptism and christening gowns, personalized quilts, special occasion dresses and weddings. But, to release my creative energy I need to be making 'something' all the time. For me, it's frustrating having these designs running through my head and no one to make them for. A few months ago a co-worker told me about etsy. I took a look around the site and was thrilled to have found both a home and outlet for my creativity and passion! Now, I can create whatever inspires me and share it. I can't wait to get up and start working when I have a project. I still do special orders for private clients though - a girl's gotta pay the…

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  • Joined March 3, 2012

About

From the time I could hold a needle and thread and my foot could reach the sewing machine pedal, I've been sewing. I was hooked when I realized my dolls could have a closet full of clothes.

For many years I've sewn for family, friends and private clients who had special orders such as baptism and christening gowns, personalized quilts, special occasion dresses and weddings. But, to release my creative energy I need to be making 'something' all the time. For me, it's frustrating having these designs running through my head and no one to make them for. A few months ago a co-worker told me about etsy. I took a look around the site and was thrilled to have found both a home and outlet for my creativity and passion! Now, I can create whatever inspires me and share it. I can't wait to get up and start working when I have a project. I still do special orders for private clients though - a girl's gotta pay the bills!

It gives me a kick to create something that looks heirloom but doesn't cost its weight in gold. Vintage and heirloom, if using the right materials, can be expensive. However, it's possible to create the look of heirloom/vintage with more cost effective materials making it accessible and affordable to everyone.

Most days you will find me at my sewing table dreaming up one thing or another. I hope you like what I make. In a way, I'm still making clothes for dolls, they're just not mine anymore.

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