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Hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Denise and I am new to Artfire.com. I have a BS in Design and Merchandising and I am currently a stay-at-home-mom to my two little boys.
I have always been what you'd all the crafty type, although I didn't narrow my focus until I became pregnant with my first son. At the time I was the head buyer for a chain of stores specializing in lingerie (no, it was not that really popular one you are thinking of!) and decided that all the traveling and long hours weren't good for me or the baby. So, with the support of my wonderful husband, I resigned from my job. Within a week I was completely bored! So I started sewing.
I made my son's crib set, his curtains, some clothes, pretty much anything I could think of. I then decided to start making baby items for members of my extended family who were pregnant or had new babies (Did I mention I have a very LARGE extended family?!). One thing led to another and soon I was receiving requests from my extended family to make something for their friend or the next baby shower they were going to.
My husband was the one who gave me a little push and told me to open up an online store. I did and I started to get orders. My husband built me a new sewing table and shelves, and set up a studio in the basement so I had my own "office." Now I work full time from my home using my experience as a mom and my knowledge from my college major to create one of a kind items especially for moms & babies.
What else can I say? I love what I do and I am proud of the products I make. I get to stay at home with my two little boys and do something I love. I am a very happy lady!