Well, this I know. . .
I love my family
What else is there?
OK -- I guess there's a bit more. I am a single mama to three amazing kids: Elijah, Charlotte, and Evan. They come first. When they're content, I'm busy harnessing my creative energy into something meaningful. Creativity has been a lifelong passion & I've picked up many skills along the way.
picked up quilting and doll-making, followed by knitting, ceramics, upholstery, stained-glass, silver-smithing, painting and children's illustration.
I started college at 17 in the Pre-Med program. It was my plan to become a surgeon. I treated myself to one 'fun' class per semester and was immediately drawn to courses such as The History of Costume & Pattern Drafting. As I learned more about the reality of a medical degree and the eventual practice, I grew to realize that I'd rather not work long hours at a hospital while raising my eventual family. So, in the absence of what had been my long-time plan, I turned to my passion.
At 20, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Apparel Design. A year later, I started Noggins™, a children's hat company.
I've been fortunate to have my creations sell worldwide in the best stores: Fred Segal, Henri Bendel's, Bloomingdales and hundreds of fabulous boutiques.
And my designs have been featured in InStyle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Seventeen, Country Living and other well-known publications. It's been a colorful ride.
In one seamless circle, my adventures have now brought me to design fabric, designer sewing patterns, paper craft supplies , stationery, picnicware, and housewares (& several other exciting projects I can't discuss just yet!).
It is my aim to bring others to know the joy and deep fulfillment that comes from creativity and from nurturing our families with the work of our hands.
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CRAFTzine Interview (2007)