Get to Know
I started doing embroidery in 2002 as a hobby and just for myself and as gifts. In 2006 a dear friend of mine talked me into starting an online shop on Etsy. Both of us were doing embroidery, but each of us opened up our own shop and decided that we would each do our own thing. If we had items the same the deal was we both did them for the same price so as to not try to compete with each other. Then we opened up our Artfire shops at the same time with the same rules. It worked out great for many years until unfortunately she passed away in August of 2014. I love doing custom requests because it gives me new ideas and hopefully makes me think outside my box. Many of the items in my shop started that way.
I also have 6 grandchildren (5 boys and 1 girl) that are the inspirations to some of my work along with my 3 boys and my step daughter and I can't forget my fur babies.