I have a 30+ year history with typography and graphic design. Moved from publishing to using my skills for a small company about 19 years ago. Over the last 19 years I’ve studied photography and developed video and training development skills. It’s been a fun ride, which I continue.
I enjoy designing, sewing, and crafting. I own a Cricut Maker and a Silhouette Cameo Pro and have a lot of fun creating new designs and planning creative play dates with my adult children. Who are just as addicted as I am to it.
I have a passion for sewing and have a small collection of vintage sewing machines, which I love. The machines include Necchis, Singers, Pfaffs, and Berninas. And range in age from 1932 to 1981. I also have two industrial walking foot machines, a Sailrite Fabricator, which I call The Beast, and a 1947 Singer 153w101 cylinder arm named George. My journey into sewing began while I was still in single digits in 4-H. I was fortunate to be taught by my older cousins, Evelynn and Ruth. I value the time they spent with me teaching and do love to pass on the skills and to sew for causes I am passionate about. I sew collars for my favorite dog rescue, Motley Mutts Rescue, and design and sew coats, snowsuits, and shirts for dogs that are disabled or rescued.
Last year I decided to take the many years of sewing experience and venture into sewing handbags. I must say, it is very fun and addictive!
My husband and I share our home with a wonderful little dog named Lana, our little rescue from Mississippi. She has an amazing personality and can often be found hanging out in my home office with me while I work, sew, or craft.