I have been obsessed with sewing and design all of my life. I am always happier if I am involved in a project. In the early years I made prom dresses and then wedding dresses for friends and family. During this time, I discovered the Art department at BYU and enjoyed earning a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art. Even after working with oil paint, clay, and metal, the medium of choice was, and will always be fabrics, and the creations, wearable.
After graduating and getting married, I opened up a studio in downtown Provo, where I enjoyed working with great people creating their wedding gowns. I also worked on a line called "little m" which was a special occasion line for girls age two to pre-teen. This line took me back to the NY market twice a year to sell, which I loved. The stores carrying "little m" were found on both US coasts and even a store in Saudi Arabia. "Little m" won the "Children's Business Magazine" "Fresh Face Award". The line was also featured in many industry magazine articles. This time in my life was a cherished one. I learned a lot and improved my skills greatly.
All good things come to an end, and in this case, the end was an exciting beginning. His name is Hank. He was born in January of 2003. It was an easy choice to let "little m" go and move out of the studio. I could only think of Hank and what we would do together each day. He wasn't much for sewing so we didn't do that. For the first time in my life, sewing wasn't a strong desire. I had another little boy named Slade in 2005, and thus, I have spent the last five blissful (or otherwise) years, being a mama.
The summer of 2008 brought many projects for me and I found that dressmaking and design fit back into my life and even greatly enhances it. I appreciate the people I get to work with and absolutely love creating gowns for them.