As the second youngest of sixteen kids, all the girls sewed and as soon as I could reach the foot pedal, I was sewing too. Growing up with so many amazingly talented siblings was an incredible education and helped me become the designer I am today. I grew my love of sewing and creating things into a business, a costume shop I have owned and run in Derry, NH for the past twenty-seven years. My art projects dip into and cross many mediums and materials, but I am especially passionate about giving new life to vintage materials. Many of my projects incorporate rare, exquisite fabrics I have collected in my years creating custom costumes.