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Melrose, MA, United States
Hi there, and thanks for visiting my Blog! How did I get started? Well, when I was pretty young, my mom taught me all the basics of sewing. It seemed to come natural to me, and by the time I was in middle school, I began to make lots of my own clothes. I did some sewing for people I knew, (including my mom!)and then bought my first sewing machine in 1986 when I decided that I would make my own wedding gown! I live in Melrose, MA with my husband and our 3 boys. When expecting our first, I started to make dolls, just in case I had a girl. I continued making and selling them as they were fun to make and customize for a special girl. I work out of my home and have had the great experience of making gowns, home fashions, dolls and doing many alterations over the years. My work has been largely word of mouth, with very little advertising. I think you will find my work unique and would like to create something special just for you!

Monday, January 9, 2017


It's been a while since I've been on here! Chalk it up to being REALLY BUSY in 2016!
As we begin a new year, let's all reflect back and see how we can improve. What can we change, what will we keep the same, and what do we need to compromise on to make our lives better!

For me, I need to focus on organization and procrastination. Both need to be improved upon. 
I was so incredibly busy in 2016 that I procrastinated. I didn't know where to start! There-in lied the organization. I looked at the rack of dresses I had to work on, (at one point I had 10 wedding dresses!),made sure each item was properly labeled with a name and date needed, then, and only then, I was able to put my procrastination aside and get to work!

Organization = Piece of Mind (for me)

What will I keep the same?
My workspace. I can't change where I do my work, but it does need to be better organized.

What will I change?
I have decided there are some things that I will not do, especially if it's not something I do a lot (I can't be an expert at all alterations!). Men's suits and zipper replacements are at the top of this list!
I have to be true to myself and focus on what I do best!

What will I compromise on?
My appointment times. Because I work out of my home, AND was extremely busy in 2016, this did have an affect on my family. People coming and going at all different times. So I will take my family time into consideration when scheduling appointments!

Wishing you all peace, love and happiness in the New Year!