I want to thank Patricia for letting me introduce my Etsy Shop VillageNeedler Boutique on her blog, Its About Time Mamaw. I quess sewing and creating things is in my genes as they would say. I come from a family of sewers,florist,bakers and even farmers. I first started at 7 yrs under the table watching the older 4-Hers creating their garments and stealing their scraps to use for my Barbie. That’s how the story was written.
After having my third child I decided that I wanted to open a small business so the Villageneedler was born, It was in a small town and I sold supplies for crocheting,knitting,needlework and taught classes so I became the Villageneedler. I made most of my two daughter clothes when they were growing up even learning to smock. After they grew up I put that aside and pursued other interest. It wasn’t until I had my first Granddaughter that my creative juices started up again. My first design is my patchwork jacker that I sized down from a quilt block. I do a lot of craft shows during the year but always wanted a web site but didn’t know where to start so when my oldest daughter who also sews started her Etsy business I said if she can do it so can I.
My designs are made with heirloom fabric such as cottons,piques,seersucker,corduroys. I use a lot of fancy trims and buttons. I do a lot of jumpers that can be worn as a sundress in the summer. I feel a little girl should stay that way.,so many of the clothes in the retail stores today make them look so grown up. To make my dresses different I do french seams and hems are still done by hand.
My greatest joy is when I’m doing shows someone stops and has a big smile,and they tell me that looks just like the one my mom made for me. I give me great pleasure seeing my outfits being enjoyed by all generations.