In The Beginning

I’ve sewn ever since I was a teenager.  Back then I made a lot of my clothes and even my formals for special dances.  Like a lot of things I used to do, I put it away for many years.  A couple of years ago, I finally purchased another machine.  I intended to use it mostly for repairing clothing for my kids and myself.  Most of the time it sat collecting dust.

Last December, we had a chance to go back home to visit family at Christmas.  I have a few grand nieces now.  They are all little bitty things but I didn’t want to arrive empty-handed.  A limited budget made me turn to my sewing machine.  I dusted it off and set to work.  The fishy purses you will find on this site, and in another post, were the first things I made for them.  Then the dolls because who doesn’t like toys?  Then I got ambitious and put together a makeup bag and brush holder for my favorite (and only) niece.

A few months earlier I had found a roll of that black and white upholstery fabric you see in the picture.  I think it was about $3 a yard, so I bought whatever was left.  I think it was nearly 10 yds.  I had been wondering what to do with it and decided to throw together a tote bag for my busy busy sister.  It turned out to be much easier than I imagined and I received many compliments on it.

Well I’ve decided to put that fabric and the sewing machine to good use and well, here I am!  I hope you take a look around.  I hope you like what you see and if you do purchase something from me, I hope it makes you happy.

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