“It is through the storms in life that you learn who you are,
what you stand for, and then, how to ﬂy.”
I've always been a DIY kinda girl. I grew up with a mom who always made homemade play-dough, birthday cakes and sewed our dance costumes. So I learned to "sew a straight line" very early in age.
In the spring of 2010 I was five months pregnant with a little girl. At a routine doctor's visit, I was suddenly told the devastating news that without surgical intervention I would give birth to our daughter within 24 hours - and that she wouldn't survive. Without delay I was rushed into emergency surgery to try to save her, and then there I was, laying horizontal in the hospital for the rest of my pregnancy. The days of strict, confined bed rest were L O N G. Since I couldn't even sit up, I just had to do something with my hands! So I started with a vision to crochet this tiny baby girl a blanket. And thus started and spurred my desire to sew, sew, sew.
For two weeks I lived in the hospital until doctors could no longer stop the labor. Our very tiny but oh-so-perfect baby girl was born. With lungs not yet developed enough to survive on her own, the Lord took her straight to Heaven.
Though heart-wrenching and devastating, I truly believe that out of this great tragedy has come my greatest victory.
My love for sewing, and all things knit grew. Late in the fall of 2011, I made my first pair of women's boot socks. Everywhere I would go, people would stop and ask me where I got them. I put them up for sale online and in a matter of days I was overwhelmed with orders I could not possibly fulfill on my own! Now, 2 years later, we have sold over 50,000 of these lacey, frilly boot socks and leg warmers. We have grown so rapidly that we have now evolved into an official company with trademarked designs, a full studio and warehouse, and friends and family as staff.
With HIS grace and a lil lace,