As a young girl I spent my Sunday afternoons pouring over the fashion section of the newspaper.  I would copy the illustrations, and change the designs to my liking.  I loved fashion so much that I would take apart old clothes and hand sew them back together for a new look.  When my dad found out I was hand sewing my clothes, he purchased my first sewing machine.  It was a Singer, which had a ziz zag stitch and lots of attachments!  I was thrilled!  Next he sent me for a few lessons and I was hooked.  It became a passion.  By the time I got to high school I had become a fashion statement and knew that I wanted to be a designer/custom clothier.  In college I studied design, hoping to one day be in the newspapers every Sunday.  Well to make a long story short, I got married and had three children.  I still made my clothes but then I began making my children’s clothing, drapes for all the seasons and chair covers.  If it could be sewn I made it!  I even made pillows and went to craft shows to sell my items.  When my daughter got involved with theatre I began making elaborate costumes.  She is married now, and yes I made her wedding gown! At the coaxing of others I have started a new chapter of my life making children’s clothing.  For every dress that I sell, I am making a dress for a little girl or young lady in an orphanage somewhere in the world. In April I had the privilege of sending seven dresses to an orphanage in Haiti.

Oh the joy of seeing a little girl in a pretty dress with a smile on her face!

"The Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people.
       They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown." - Zechariah 9:16