"As a child, the impression was given to me that I was the musician/singer and that my sister was the ‘artist’. Maybe that’s why I wanted to become an artisan so badly. I love creating, and even attempting to make things that will never see the light of day. The art of creating is fun in itself… not everything has to make its way to Etsy. ;) When my daughter, now 11 was young, and my husband and I decided that I would stay home to raise her, I was very antsy… and turned to Michael’s and other such stores for inspiration. I painted, I glued, I scrapbooked, lol. Then my mil bought me a sewing machine and I was instantly hooked. I started with Halloween costumes… they only have to last one day! Then on to a valance for a window here and there. Then I saw a purse I liked in a store, but wanted different fabric and decided that I could do it. Oddly enough, I am awful with patterns made by other people. If I can look at it and figure it out… we are in luck, otherwise, well, it’s a 50/50 shot, lol. So I went home and ‘figured it out’. Then one friend asked for one, and another and another. And so was born “A Window Into Whimsy.” My mother did craft shows when I was a child, and I remember LOVING going to them… so it was a natural fit. From there came Etsy, and more shows. Now I have designed other purse styles, along with trying to find other items for ‘every day life”. I think everyone deserves their bit of ‘flair’. ;) My favorite part of sewing remains to be the fabric shopping. I let out an expressive sigh every time I enter my favorite local fabric store! I’m not much for clothes shopping, but you could let me lose in a fabric store for hours, lol. ;)
Family life? I have been married to Ross for almost 12 years, and we have two kids, Haley (11) and Davis (8). They are each other’s best friend and I am thankful for that every day! I hope that never changes. :) I married young, had a family young, and love every minute of it. A lot of my friends are just beginning their families, and I love that now I can enjoy their families now with such a different perspective."