Good morning Blogging Friends!
This morning I'd like to introduce you to another talented artisan from the PAFA Team.
This is Deb Bures from My Stitches To Treasure!
Here's an interview with her!
My name is Deb and my business is My Stitches To Treasure. At the time I decided to start moving my hobbies forward to a business, I was sewing much more than crafts. I did things from wedding dresses, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, and prom dresses as well as alterations and upholstery work (I even recovered the inside of a 2-seat airplane once). I wasn’t sure where I would end up, but I decided “My Stitches To Treasure” would cover whichever venue I pursued. Crafting was drawing me in and then the last fabric store in town closed, leaving Walmart as the only source of fabric within 200 miles… sort of made my decision for me!
I started doing craft shows about 1996. In 1999 I applied for a tax license and came up with my current business name.
Deb says her inspiration comes from looking through magazines and going to craft shows to look for ideas. Her customers also inspire her. They often ask for a custom item that triggers more ideas. And, of course, the internet is a never ending source of inspiration! However, the majority of her inspiration comes from all the fabulous pattern makers there are! She has 3 crates filled with patterns! MERCY!!
Deb says she really doesn't have a single style…right now. She loves the primitive style items but enjoys trying different styles and techniques.She sounds a bit like me!
Her primary medium is fabric including warm and natural chenille, fleece, plush felt, homespun and cottons, terry cloth, and muslin to name a few. She has many items with wood frames or bases so she uses a lot more than a sewing machine during her days. She has a drill and several saws including a table saw, band saw and jig saw. WOOO HOOO! I KNEW I liked this Gal for a reason!!
Her favorite item to make is snowmen. She's sewn hundreds of them over the years. She also make santas, elves, reindeer, witches, angels, pumpkins, scarecrows, cats, elf shoes, ice skates, mice, bunnies, dolls, and more. She has items from 3 inches to 4 feet tall. Variety is her specialty!
Deb sells her items online through Etsy and local craft shows. She currently does 3 local craft shows in the fall and has inventory at a gift shop. She also has many loyal customers who stop by her house to shop! Sounds to me like the BEST of every world in the craft business!
You can find Deb Bures at the following links so stop by and visit her! You will LOVE what you see!