Some of you might not have heard of my latest creative pursuit, Sew Many Ruffles so I thought that I would share a little bit about it. I love creating in many different ways. I truly do not feel complete if I am not creating with my hands in some way. For the last 18 years I have used paper as my main medium but I realized last year that fabric is also a fabulous medium to create with.
I have always known how to sew but hadn't done much with my sewing machine except to sew on paper, since my kids were little. The pictures that I took of them were so important to me and I loved preserving the memories through scrapbooking. Scrapbooking then led me to stamping and card making, teaching classes and working with scrapbook companies like Bo Bunny, Nikki Sivils, SRM STickers, Petaloo, Epiphany Crafts, Lori Whitlock, Bella Blvd and many others.
I have had so much fun with all my paper crafting adventures and still do. But then some of my most favorite paper manufacturers started putting their designs on fabric and I was hooked. You would probably be surprised at how many big names also have fabric lines. Bella Blvd, Lori Whitlock, Basic Grey, Doodlebug, My Mind's Eye, and Carina Gardner (Carta Bella), just to name a few plus a whole bunch of designers that design paper collections for the bigger companies.
Bella Blvd's Too Cute To Spook fabric collection
So that brings me to my obsession with fabric and creating with it. After much thought, I decided to start creating handmade dresses for girls and Sew Many Ruffles came to be. I have an Etsy shop where I sell them and also have a Facebook Fan Page. It's been an interesting journey so far and I have learned so much about sewing and running your own business. It's not easy but it has been very rewarding. I have found that there are an infinte amount of ideas of items to make using fabric and I always love trying to create something new.
So instead of creating two blogs to share the creative things that I do, I am just going to talk about both right here. So some days, it will be posts about paper crafting, die cutting, or stamping and other days it will be about the clothes that I have been making for my Sew Many Ruffles shop. I hope you will enjoy both!