Where does your passion for food come from?
I have a great need to create, be it a sewing project or a great meal for family and friends.
Tell us about your culinary journey.
It began with Betty Crocker’s Cook Book for Boys and Girls. It was a gift from my mother on my 8th Birthday. I began sewing and making my own clothes about 3 years later. I grew up in a large family so I had lots of practice in trying out recipes and to this day have a hard time cooking for less than 10 people. I discovered that sewing gave me a unique, one of a kind look that was fashion forward and cost a fraction of retail offerings.
Where is your favorite place to eat?
Where do you source your ingredients?
The textiles for my aprons are re-purposed and up-cycled from thrift stores, factory overruns and close outs.
Tell us about a new product you are working on.
I have a 1/2 apron I am working on made from tailored shirts.
What will our fans find at your booth this fall?
My aprons are a mash up of textile design, fashion design and graphic design. I like to think of them as “June Cleaver–Bitchin’ Style”. I give a “nod” to good food, good drink and general FUN!
What are your goals for your business in the next year?
Continue sewing with re-purposed textiles. Learn how to get my product in front of the right audience.
What was your biggest challenge when starting out?
Trusting myself and fear of failure.
What’s your favorite part of this food movement?
It is a very accepting community that loves sharing thoughts, processes and advice while putting out products that are made with love.
What’s the best part of your job?
Seeing completed product after working hard.