In March of 2011, I spent most of my time staring at a blank document in Microsoft Word, desperately willing my master's thesis to write itself. I purchased a sewing machine on an impulse to fill my time with something (anything!) other than writing. The sewing machine arrived two days later, and I took it out of the box, and set it on my desk. I wanted to make a dress.
And then I realized I knew nothing about sewing, fabric, thread, garment construction or even how to put the darn thing together.
But in just a little over a year, my talent and passion for sewing have grown tremendously. (And yes, I finished the thesis!). I'm continuing to learn and challenge myself every day, and two months ago I decided to take the leap and go at this full time.
My main goal with Brass Bird Designs is to bring more creativity and beauty to the world. I am considering opening a second shop to do these things, while simultaneously raising funds for the American Cancer Society. My inspiration stems from my wonderful Aunt Mary Ann, who passed away from cancer in 2007. This disease has taken too many people from life, and I want to use my abilities to give back and find a cure.
I'm also a farmer apprentice and want to one day open my own winery/agro-tourism farm, and own alpacas galore. My master's degree is in city planning, and I love all things design, planning, architecture, sustainability, and food. I've always had a knack for creative writing as well, and since I made the decision to take some time off and redirect my life's focus, I've started working on a novel!
This is my life, my business, and my creativity all intertwined, and I work hard every day to be successful in this journey.
Owner, Designer, Sewer, Photographer, Idea Generator, Shipper, And Accountant!
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Customers in the State of New York: Please contact me before you purchase the item (include your shipping address!), so that I may create a custom listing that accounts for your sales tax. I cannot ship to customers in New York unless sales tax is charged. I'm happy to work with you through this process!
DOMESTIC SHIPPING, AND APO/FPOs: All packages are shipped via USPS with delivery confirmation, and will be shipped priority mail in almost all cases. In general, I use flat rate shipping materials and your shipping fee includes the cost of delivery confirmation (with the exception of APO/FPO addresses) . For domestic sales, if you have not received your package within two weeks after it's been shipped, please contact me. For overseas shipping, allow up to one month.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I will not provide delivery confirmation services for international shipping. I will purchase a certificate of mailing, included in your shipping fee to signify that your purchase has been shipped.
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Don't forget to contact me BEFORE purchasing a made to order item, so that I can craft a custom listing for you. You must purchase the custom listing, not the made to order listing!