As a child, I was always draping fabric around my dolls in unusual fashions. By the time I turned 12, I had taught myself to cut the fabric into shapes and hand-stitch it together. As a teenager, I learned to use a sewing machine and read patterns. One of my first jobs was at Nelson’s Fabric Tree (a family owned fabric and sewing machine store). I sewed prom dresses for my friends, altered outfits for my sisters and when they all got married, I made them wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. I eventually became a Costume Designer for Columbia Basin College and have continued honing the craft as I create for film, commercials and my own children.