I have loved to sew and make things since I was a little girl. My parents bought me my first sewing machine when I was 8 or 9, and I would sew grass skirts and grass doors for the treehouse I played in with my brothers. I loved to make doll clothes and bags, and later started making clothes for myself. I graduated from college in Industrial Design and worked as a designer for a while before I got married and had a baby. I love design and I love creating beautiful things. I am lucky enough to be able to stay at home with my little girl, and sewing allows me to create beautiful, useful things for my family and others. It's also a great stress reliever!
I like to try to challenge myself with my projects. I love learning new techniques and improving constantly. I think the best way to improve is to practice. I enjoy the online sewing community, because of the inspiration and motivation it provides. I really like seeing the passion and talent and creativity expressed by so many people throughout the world who are a part of this online community.
I am also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Being a member of the LDS church brings so much direction and fulfillment to my life. The video below is of one of the members of the Presidency of the Church speaking about the need to create. I believe that creativity is a God-given desire and that everyone is inherently creative and everyone has a need to create.