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Hello! My name is Melissa
Married January 2012
Made a mother February 2013
Crafter since, god knows how long ago!

I've been sewing since I was very young. I would beg my grandma to open up her folding sewing machine table and let me play around. I'd cut up old shirts or use vintage scrap fabric from her special stash and make purses and little doll shapes.

My earliest sewing memory was those card board pictures with pre-punch holes that came with a large plastic needle and yarn. I think they were made to keep kids busy while mommy did the real sewing! They sure are a great educational tool too! I plan to have them for my daughter when she's a little older.

While in high school I went to Cosmetology school and worked for a year doing hair after I graduated. After anxiety…

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  • Born on February 11
  • Joined January 27, 2010

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Lately I like lace linen silk wool cotton anything natural and earthy

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About

Hello! My name is Melissa
Married January 2012
Made a mother February 2013
Crafter since, god knows how long ago!

I've been sewing since I was very young. I would beg my grandma to open up her folding sewing machine table and let me play around. I'd cut up old shirts or use vintage scrap fabric from her special stash and make purses and little doll shapes.

My earliest sewing memory was those card board pictures with pre-punch holes that came with a large plastic needle and yarn. I think they were made to keep kids busy while mommy did the real sewing! They sure are a great educational tool too! I plan to have them for my daughter when she's a little older.

While in high school I went to Cosmetology school and worked for a year doing hair after I graduated. After anxiety from salon life I decided to attend San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton California for fashion merchandising and apparel design. I learned a lot in my time there but have not completed a degree. Family has always been the most important thing to me.

I make casual bridal wear, general apparel and accessories for women.
My signature product is my fabric hair bow! I love the look of hair bows. So sweet and feminine, and they never really go out of style.
My hair bow making process has come a long way over the past few years. I made my first hair bow, that started what they are today, back when I was in beauty school.
It was a small piece of zebra print fabric with a smaller piece of hot pink satin layered on top. I hand sewed a few stitches down the center, cinched it, added a bobby pin and wah laa! My very first hair bow! Looking back it sure was an ugly bow but I wore the heck out of it!

My favorite part of creating handmade items is when they turn out like I imagined.
When my hands are able to do what I hoped they would I am over joyed!
And even better than that is the humbling experience of someone loving what your hands have made.

I love all kinds of fiber arts. I have seasons where I focus on one craft. I enjoy knitting, crocheting, weaving (I recently bought a huge floor loom!) and yarn spinning.
I also love to draw. I'd love to open up a separate shop for my art.

I'm inspired by many things.
My designs are inspired by classic styles. I love how clothing can tell a story. It can take you to other places.
Usually I let the fabric guide me to what it should be turned into. It can be frustrating to force fabric to be what it just isn't. And then you have to toss it out!
I'm inspired to keep going because I see the progress I've made. With each challenge comes new and refined skills. Naturally the product just gets better. It's a slow process but the end result is worth it all!

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