We’ve Expanded into a New Space
As of November 10, 2018, you can find us in our newly expanded retail store at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue!
We are thrilled to be able to offer even more handcrafted, locally artist-made goods and gifts, as well as Teaching Space (host your own class or workshop) and artist studios/creative workspaces for rent. That means that you’ll still find my original fabric patterns and handcrafted items, but you’ll also find beautifully made soaps, lotions, candles, jewelry and other pieces created by local and regional artists.
And we’ll offer a wider range of creative classes! In addition to my Sewing Classes for adults and kids, you’ll see classes and workshops presented by local artists and some of our studio residents, like the Brush and Watercolor Lettering workshops we’ll be hosting in Jan and Feb 2019.
Stop in to see our beautiful new space and everything we offer. We can’t wait to see you!
Carson's Stores Now Carries Our Kitchen Line!
We are so excited that as of September 2017 our full line of Kitchen goods are featured in Carson Pirie Scott department stores as part of their Close to Home initiative!
You'll find our hand-drawn, handmade Microwave Bowls, Tea Towels and Hot Pads in 11 stores across Illinois and online.
Shop early for the holidays in our Glen Ellyn shop or in any local Carson's!
Update: As of early 2018, Carson’s was forced to close its stores. We’re sad to see them go but happy to have had even a little time represented in their stores alongside other local makers. And we love that we were able to reach even more customers who purchased and loved our line of handmade Kitchen Goods while shopping with them.
Fall 2018 Update: Carson’s is back…in a more intimate way. They’ve revamped their online stores with a focus on customers, and plan to open several stores in the area. Stay tuned…
Our Shop Wears Many Hats!
Did you know that we are a working studio, a retail storefront and a classroom?
Yup. I create all of my designs and patterns here in Glen Ellyn, and we also produce and sew all of our exclusive handcrafted items right here in our downtown shop.
Not only that, but our store and production space also doubles as a teaching space for classes and camps!
Our colorful shop gets real "cozy" at times. ;) But we always find room for more creating, more production and more learning as we continue to grow.
We appreciate your continued support as we develop and create our uniquely designed handmade goods and bring fresh new products and creative classes to the downtown area!
Suburban Life Magazine Profile
Suburban Life Magazine published a profile on my handmade business, new retail store & creative process. Click to read full article.
Business of the Month - Glen Ellyn Alliance
We're excited to be featured as Business of the Month in the August Alliance News.
Opening New Store in downtown Glen Ellyn!
After a year of inventory, office and production spaces overtaking my home, we're making the move into a retail store in downtown Glen Ellyn! So exciting, the shop is almost ready - we're putting the finishing touches on setting up production space and retail areas.
Join us as we open our doors on Tuesday, July 7th, at 485 Main St (Banyan Tree Mall), Glen Ellyn. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10a-5p, with extended hours Thursday 10a-6p.
Come in and browse colorful, hand-drawn, handmade home decor and gift products...and enjoy big savings in our new shop throughout opening month!
We're on TV
My hand-drawn and handmade Mini 8" Pillows and Snappy Bags were chosen to be featured on two local morning news shows. The spots aired:
Dec. 4 on WCIU/TheU
Dec. 5 on NBC Channel 5
This was my first year exhibiting at the One of a Kind Show Chicago and I was thrilled to be one of the few artists selected from over 600 to be featured on two popular morning TV shows.
And...best part is that one of the news anchors liked my Snappy Bag so much she bought it right on the spot!!
Featured Artist at the One of a Kind Show (Dec 2014)
My 18" Lotus Orchid Pillow, Passion Flower Gift Wrap and Passion Flower Phone Snappy Bag were selected for one of the Product Displays that were showcased throughout the 14th annual One of a Kind exhibit at the Merchandise Mart. Nice!