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Waterbury,, CT, United States

Quick Blurb

One of a kind creations for women who prefer unique, rather than ordinary!


Collecting fabric, costume design, period clothing, research of historical costumes, sewing, reading mystery and sci-fi novels, musical comedy, theatre, my 3 cats, animals of all kinds, playing Gin and Mah Jong on Pogo.

Skills and Techniques

Expert designer, seamstress, costumer and tailor. Rubber stamper, one-of-a-kind jewelry maker, collage artist, handbag creator, and general all-around 'Jill of all trades'. Have owned a stained glass business, made and sold hand built and wheel thrown pottery, as well as fabricated metalsmith type jewelry, and cast sterling pieces.

Find me online @:… http://eclecticoddities.blogspot… http://eclecticoddities.pinteres…

Get to Know

Retired high school art and theatre teacher. A crafter, quilter, designer, costumer and seamstress for over 50 years. Learned to sew at the age of 7, and with a degree in Fashion Design from the early 60's, I have continued to be a fanatical seamstress through all the years since. I both acted in and costumed local theatre groups for 30 years, and have recently started doing some costuming for Renaissance Faire devotees. I love all things 4 footed and furry, as well as our feathered friends. Live with 1 cat and feed all the neighborhood homeless, and I also helped pay for spaying and neutering of over 20 of them. There are at least 15 regulars who stop by daily, and of those, 6 or 7 have taken up permanent residency in my garage. My interests and skills are varied, thus the eclectic nature of my studio and the handmade items therein.

Bio Photo Gallery

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    Long strip-pieced tunic

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    USA tote in upholstery fabric, sold

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    patina brass necklace, sold.

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    Original Handbag, sold.