Brookfield, Wisconsin

craft interests: embroidery, home decorating, quilting, sewing

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Member Since: 05/18/2009

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Two New bags from Baggaroos

Two new purses in my Etsy shop - Green is lovely Donna Wilder fabric, and the black purse uses Alexander Henry fabric with a very geometric design. Both handbags are an ideal...


Original design, using Amy Butler fabrics. This was my first custom order for my Etsy Shop.  Started making handbags about a year ago, and I'm completely hooked. Just love it.

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Re: Who first taught you to sew?

My grandmother was my biggest influence. When she came to this country from Poland, she got work in a garment factory. They sewed butcher's aprons, chef hats, doctor's smocks and of all things, prison uniforms. Her fingers were caloused from working with the very heaHy linen and canvas fabrics. She taught me how to sew on her old treadle machine when I was about 8 years old. She would bring home scraps of fabric from the garment factory, and we would piece them together to make coverlets. The first sewing machine that my mom owned, was a little Singer hand crank machine, purchased from the Salvation Army. It was all we could afford. Yep, you turned the wheel with your right hand, and held your fabric with the left. After World War II, we were finally able to afford an electric sewing machine. I always loved sewing. It gives you such a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. I'm 71 years old now, and still sewing up a storm. I read sewing patterns like some people read the newspapers for news! Thanks Mom and Grandma!

Re: Two New bags from Baggaroos

Thanks PhotoJewelry, I enjoyed making it.

Re: Engrafted Branches

Fantastic Bags! So clever and done well.

Re: CinfulArt Tropical Art Quilt Wall Hangings

I love your wall hangings. Beautifully done and such wonderful colors. Lots of talent here!

Re: Elegant White Flowers

Absolutely lovely. Wonderful job! It makes me want to make paper daisies!!Thanks for sharing.