ON A WHIM...
A dreamer, designer and creator by heart, I have been sewing since I was 9 years old. My love for the art of sewing has been handed down to me from generation to generation. My sweet mother taught me all that I know and I truly adore my God-given talent.
After having competed from the age of 9 to 18, I swore I'd never touch another sewing machine. I had been slapped on the hand too many times for loose threads and not wanting to follow a pattern; I was done.
It was soon after I needed curtains for an apartment. Short on funds and the ability to make my own, I hauled my great-grandmother's machine that felt a weight of 100 lbs. to college with me. I fell back in love.
I love the essence of designing something from scratch with an old fashion pencil and piece of paper. I lay in bed at night and dream up little whims, sewing them in my head and anxiously await the next morning so I can attempt it, to see if my brain is as swift as my own two hands.
It was 2009 when I sat at my kitchen table with an idea of taking my little ideas and handmade whims, selling them for others to hopefully enjoy and make use of. The business name Woman On A Whim (now Loose Threads Market) was created and brought to life. After all, that was me, on a whim. I never knew what my head would create next.
My #1 product, The Whimzie, became something that I never dreamed...popular. Hard to keep up and demanded by many, I decided to take a leap of faith. Soon the word "wholesale" became a word I used a little more often and attention was diverted to this new venture. The Whimzie was constructed from an idea my aunt and I had and began as "one of those things" we made and gave as gifts. After a long car ride and a lot of collaborative brainstorming, my husband came up with the name "Whimzie". Soon it was on a website, in stores, and I was sewing them day and night out of my closed-in garage.
I am a dreamer who loves anything handmade or homegrown. If you need me, I can be found with my family, in the chicken coop, strolling my garden, or behind the sewing machine. Every item I create has a small piece of my heart within it. Makes my day and means the world that you're here.