So, Here I go....out on the limb!
But....it's a Martha Contest! The woman who inspired me to have my own pattern and kit business
is now honoring ten small American made businesses
This is my entry.... Nine photos that represent my work
MY AMERICAN MADE STORY....
My love for creating actually started by peddling my wares in a basket to local shops and my love for the holidays slowly turned into a small sideline.
After becoming a single parent, the owners of these small shops encouraged me to broaden my horizons and exhibit at the Heritage Market American Folk Art Trade Show. I wanted my 3 year old son to be able to stay home with me, so I went out on this limb and never looked back!
I sold my holiday creations to shops and galleries across the country from 1993-2009, meeting the most wonderful people along the way.
In 2009, I decided to put all of my efforts into the pattern and kit world. I had a website created and opened an Etsy shop the following year. My new philosophy would be to create holiday kits and patterns using wonderful materials and designs that would tug at the heart-strings.
My business is continually evolving~ I am constantly on the search for new fabrics, supplies and antique finds. When my customers purchase a kit or pattern from me, I want them to have the feeling that they are creating an heirloom…that generations to come will consider it a treasure.
My hopes for the future of my business are to continually expand my retail customer base, to offer my customers more wonderful fabrics, supplies and techniques and to expand into teaching workshops and develop a wholesale customer base. It is truly a blessing to do what you love!
Wish me Luck!! I'll let you know if a "good thing" happens :)
Have a creative day~