Sunday, September 28, 2008

Let me introduce myself, I'm Shelley

Hello. I'm the newest member of the Hollywood Craft Mafia. I'm a seamstress with quirky taste that changes from one day to the next. I have been sewing since childhood and recently have become obsessed with kitschy aprons. I like to create aprons with unexpected fabric combinations and unusual fabrics.

I've got an affinity for vintage prints and absolutely adore polka dots.

I am a business woman and believe in a woman's ability to do anything she wants to, including being a domestic diva. Having a stylish kitschy apron can be empowering to accomplish amazing things in the home, or can be motivation for getting the un-fun chores finished. Doesn't everyone work better when they look good?

I started sewing in elementary school making clothes for my dolls. In middle school I started making my own clothes. High School, I pretty much just "re-made" store bought things and when I moved in to the dorm at FSU I started making money with my skill by charging dorm-mates for alterations and repairs.

I love Halloween and love creating costumes, so I usually create several costumes a year for myself and friends. This wonder woman one is my favorites. I've also done a Raiders Cheerleader, Julius Caesar, Little Red Riding Hood, a Baby Lady Bug, Madonna, Tinkerbell and Captain America, just to name a few.

I worked as a bartender through college then for a few more years while floundering around trying to avoid getting a "real job". Being a sports fan working on game day, I needed something to wear. So, I created a corset top to wear to work and the orders started pouring in. Since then, I've made tops out of dozens of NFL and NCAA fabrics.
So, that's it. That is me and my craft. I love fabric and love to create things out of it.


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