Piecing, appliqué, and needlework are family traditions that my farm-raised mother and grandmother passed along to me growing up. I took my love of fabric and sewing a step further and was formally trained in apparel design at RISD. After graduating, I worked for 15 years in the fashion industry of New York City where I witnessed the wasteful, cutthroat ways of mass fashion, but learned the right way to make things at the same time. I have designed sweaters, casual sportswear, and apparel fabrics for women & children for various companies over the years.
Finally, I chucked most of it to start a family. Now I strive to live a slower paced life with my husband and two children here in beautiful Delaware. I still do work here and there for big companies, but now I have time to appreciate the birds chirping and the flowers blooming. I've gone back to my roots, making things with my own hands that have a soul to them and are easy on the earth.
My little company chirp & bloom is my latest endeavor where I indulge my love of vintage fabrics and thrifting. I've got lots more bees buzzing around in my head, so I probably won't stop there. Whatever things evolve into, here is where I'll work it through.
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