At a young age I developed a love for making, my godmother, sewed a brand new outfit for me everyday when I was young, and my dad would sew me pj’s when I was older. All throughout school, elementary, middle and high school I loved art, cutting up paper, coloring and designing! In college I
decided to pursue a degree in Digital Media and in 2005 (wow that was such a long time ago) I graduated with a BA in digital media with a focus on video editing, but my true love is designing and creating tangible items. I love making things with my hands! Needless to say I think I lost touch with that love, but in 2011 when I became a mom, and then a stay at home mom I got inspired to start making again. I started making blankets for my daughter, I spy books and even a car seat privacy cover. I was quickly reminded how much I loved this kind of stuff, and with a little bit of time squeezed in between here naps I was able to sit down and make! You know that saying “makers gonna make”, that’s me. Even within all the hustle and bustle I always found the time to make. My husband is such a great encourager he is my #1 fan, he cheers me on every day and rooted for me to open London and Granger, it was with his support and encouragement that ventured in the world of a small handmade business.
But it’s slowly starting to evolve into more, I’m now also making hoop art and zippered pouches. Remember when I said I love cutting things up and piecing things together, that is reflected in many of my items, different fabrics, or different papers working together to make something I think is pretty neat! I also very recently started playing with printing on fabric, I’m in love, smittin’, it’s my modern twist on the classic embroidery, that paired with coordinating/complementing fabrics I’m in heaven!
I just finished my first mini sale @shop_londonandgranger and I’m already planning/hoping to have another mini sale sometime in November, I’m shooting for November 12th! Not quite sure yet what I’ll be in the mood to make maybe some Christmas stockings, garlands, hoops and pouches. We’ll see!