I collect shoes like works of art.
Chocolate cake and champagne are among my favorite foods.
I've been trying very hard to avoid clothing made in sweatshops for the past year or so but it's pretty darned hard and sometimes I become confused by greed.
I have a seven year old daughter who makes every day feel like champagne and chocolate cake.
What got you started crafting?
Once a year I would go to visit my grandparents in Florida for a week they had their own booth in a flea market where my grandfather sold his stained glass and my grandmother sold her macramé and ceramics. My grandmother taught me to knit, macramé, crochet, bead, embroider and make plastic canvas purses. I loved it. After hanging out with them in their south Florida flea market in the mornings, we would go to the beach in the afternoons. Crafting in the mornings and beach in the afternoon.... heaven.
What is your source of inspiration?
I get inspiration from so many places! People watching in LA is among my favorite ways to gain inspiration. Vintage fashion and textiles and pottery (aka junk I find in thrift stores) are another huge source of inspiration for me.
What have you made recently?
I just finished a screen (the kind used for screen printing) for a faux argyle print. I can't wait to print tons of leggings and scarves with my new design!
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I have a little store on etsy called prettypennydesigns. I've also sold my scarves to some boutiques across the country and one in england.
I'd like to do some craft fairs but I tend to be pretty busy with my etsy store and as of yet I haven't had the time to do the work it takes to get ready for a craft fair.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
We need more things in our lives that were made by the hands of a person who cares.