"Would you like to buy a potholder for $.25?", I would ask our neighbors. This is how it all started many years ago when I was 7 or 8 years old. My mom told me that I made enough money to buy more of those loops at the 5&10 cent store to make more and more potholders. I think I finally got bored with it and went on to making doll clothes and eventually, when I was tall enough (!!), was allowed to use mom's vintage Singer treadle sewing machine. There were many crafts after that, but it wasn't until I was a new mom with my first son that my parents lent me money to purchase the complete stock of pompoms from a craft store that was going out of business...over 10,000 of them! While my son was sleeping, I made little pompom animals and was lucky enough to get them into a consignment shop. They sold very well but I just couldn't keep up with the demand of stocking the store and taking care of my family, so I packed those pompoms away...
- Born on September 21
- Joined March 21, 2011