Why I Chose This Title...
Sewing used to be something only your Granny did when she got tired of knitting you sweaters with kittens on them.
I learned to sew from my mom when I was in elementary school and usually made skimpy clothes for my barbies (only later did I learn that dresses need to fasten at the back somehow...). I started up again after my Meemaw bought me a sewing machine when I got married. I was still in college and in Married Student Housing, which was about as big as my parent's garage, so I usually parked myself on the kitchen table and let the fabric pile up around me. Then we moved and I got a whole hallway, complete with shelves and a proper sewing table from a second hand store. I called it a studio.
My best friend, Elsie, her sister, Emma and I started Red Velvet Art and had our first show at Cornerstone Music Festival in Illinois. We spent weeks preparing for it. It was then that I realized how important art would be in my life. It had to be everyday.
So, I decided my sewing machine needed some bling to bring it up to date. Granny would be proud.