TheSewingDiva's Shop Announcement

Welcome to my little shop. This is a dream in the making and I'm excited to see if I can make something out of it. You will find a variety of items that I have made with my own hands. 90% of what I make is made from fabric that is purchased here in Alaska, however,I have been known to hit a few fabric stores while vacationing and just happen to bring some fabric home!

I started sewing while I was in the Air Force. I was desperate to save money so I started sewing on my stripes. Before that, my Mom did all my sewing. Growing up she made all our clothes, our Barbies clothes, stuffed animals, and anything we saw in a catalog became ours with a simple request to Mom..."Mommy, can you make this for me? I'll love you forever!" She was putty in our hands :)

But once I was in the Air Force, I was on my own. Mom wasn't around to do the sewing for me so I was forced to dust off the sewing machine and try to remember what I learned in Home Economics. Luckily, Mom was only a phone call away!

Years later, I had moved beyond stripes and on to making ponytail holders, fleece blankets, curtains, and branching out to tole painting. Then one day I was shopping at JoAnn Fabrics and I happened across an apron panel that had a free scented trivet pattern. I was inspired and thinking it might make great Christmas gifts. I made a few trivets, gave them away, and interest took off. I was asked to share a booth at a base craft show and a near sold-out show sparked my desire to make beautiful homemade, useful items.

Unbeknownst to me, this desire ran in my family. My Great-Aunt Mae made ladies hat's for Lazarus in Ohio. My Great-Grandma made quilts by hand. My Grandma made clothes for her 8 children. One of my Aunts was a master at everything crafty - sewing, pottery, jewelry, painting, etc. And my Mom, well she is amazing at everything. As I mentioned before, she made our clothes and jointed stuffed animals, but she also did rug hooking, knitting, crochet, tole painting, made dolls & Santa's...oh, I could go on and on.

Enjoy looking around and leave me a note if you like what you see.