I just finished creating more strawberry pincushions, for the shop. Pictured here are the medium and small size. They are made with red velvet and hand beaded. They are cute enough to use as a decorative accent, as well as a pin cushion.
I have been doing a bunch of hand embroidery, as my sewing machine has been in the shop. These projects can't be finished, as I need the sewing machine. So the unfinished baby bibs keep piling up. I also have catnip mice waiting to be assembled and sewn. I have my fingers crossed that my machine will be ready soon.
Everything I do inspires my work, from my long country walks and the flowers I plant in my gardens, to my travels to other places, particularly trips to Boston, MA and Austin, TX to visit my daughters. I am constantly on the look-out for new ideas, whether inspired by the Vermont countryside or the city, close to home or far away, tasteful and traditional or whimsical and adventurous.
I live in Perkinsville with my husband Andy. We have two daughters, Shanna and
Christina. All three of them have supported me with La Petite Fleur, making it a
true family business!