I remember my mother sewed my first communion dress. It was many layers of lace and satin. I remember feeling special, beautiful, and like a princess. She sewed several halloween costumes, drapes in nearly every home I remember, and even recovering furniture. I remember going to craft stores with her, and picking out fabrics. I remember her teaching me to sew!
My mom not only introduced me to sewing, but she helped me discover selling of crafts. I remember going through that awkward stage around 11 or 12, when my mom probably felt me drifting away. You know that age where your daughter starts to stray to friends homes and that bond, that relationship seems ever so fragile. I remember her starting something where we would go to a different craft mall every other Saturday.
This was mind blowing! I remember seeing had sewn items, hand painted items, and all sort of handmade wares at many craft malls in the Dallas metroplex. It was amazing....you mean, someone will buy what someone makes! Little did I know how relevant that would be years later.I grew older taking home economics in middle school, graphic design, and fashion design in highschool. Then eventually moved on to study Fashion Design at college. I had dreams of being the next Watters & Watters (a trendy, fresh, fashionable formal gown design house in Dallas). I loved sketching, I loved designing, and loved pulling it all together, and seeing how people felt about something that was all my creation.
Granted life took its turns since then, I actually ended up with a degree in Fashion Merchandising, and moved on to work in a buying office. But then a year ago, I found Etsy. I re-discovered all those lessons learned while growing up, and re-found my passion for creating. And my biggest cheerleader has been my mom!
Mom, Happy Mother's Day! You are an inspiration, and yes, I am like you....creativity and all! Thank you for teaching me this thing I love!