I come from a family of seamstresses-both of my grandmothers made beautiful heirloom sewing and needlework projects and my mother is a seamstress and quilter. In fact, I still have baby gowns she made for my father and uncle from the turn of the last century.

In high school I fell in love with not only sewing but designing my own patterns. After having my first child I received “Sewing Classic Clothes For Children” by Kitty Benton. I discovered smocking and have loved it ever since!

I demonstrated smocking and taught some classes at Hale Farm & Village, a living 18th century museum in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As my daughter grew out of smocking, she is now helping me with graphic design and this website, I switched to smocking for others. The designs that I have collected over the years are finally put into production and available for purchase!