1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
After doing all types of needlework since I was a child, I felt like I had finally “come home” when I opened The Handmaiden’s Cottage in 2008. The Shop was inspired by the joy I received from creating handmade gifts for family and friends and the country setting of our cottage home. After receiving many requests for patterns of my designs, my efforts have turned to documenting the history of the Handmaiden’s Cottage through the publishing of my boutique designs in pattern form.
2. What are your favorite projects to design?
I love taking children’s artwork and creating something special through applique and embroidery techniques. One of my favorite pillows was created for a friend using her Son’s drawing of a “Bird’s Eye View” of a snowman!
3. What is your favorite thing you have made for yourself? For someone else?
One of my granddaughter’s was really into princesses and fairies when she was little, so I made her a special keepsake quilt by printing her sweet face on fabric and “dressing her up” in her own costumes on each square.
4. What is your favorite season/holiday to decorate for?
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year to decorate, but I try to keep it simple! Putting candles and simple wreaths in the windows of our cottage makes for a cozy Christmas!
5. What DIY tips or tricks would you like to share with customers?
The best way to hone your craft skills is to pick a few patterns that you find challenging and work through them!
6. Any other interests or hobbies?
I love nature and I try to get outside as much as possible! Gardening is definitely one of my favorite things to do! We also enjoy hiking with our two Labrador Retrievers and recently began kayaking!
7. Do you have a favorite quote?
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell
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