I grew up when green was just a color and sustainability meant outlasting my older brothers in a game of tag.
Being the oldest daughter, the fourth of nine siblings, I learned at an early age the value of using whatever material was available to create whatever was needed for the family. "Store bought" was not a common adjective used in our house. I honed my sewing skills by having to re-design clothes from my fuller figured cousins and watched carefully as my mother produced amazing designs with her crochet hook.
When the time came for me to leave home, time seemed to become my enemy to my creative ideas. Jobs, marriage, and starting my own family seemed to steal any free time. As the family grew, those basic sewing and crocheting skills assumed a more important role in my life. Using the quiet hours when the children were in bed to sew clothes for my nine daughters, or one son became a special time of…
- Born on December 15
- Joined February 8, 2010