“Have fabric, will sew.”

That is my motto.


I am a very creative person who loves working with color, texture,

pattern, and paint, whether on fabric, paper, wood or glass.


I have 40 years of experience as a tailor/dressmaker

and have made everything from soft books to wedding dresses.


All bags are my own designs, and all are created from upholstery and drapery fabrics ​for strength, longevity, beauty, diversity,

and are uniquely one-of-a-kind.


Categories include: backpacks, rucksacks, haversacks, beach bags, totes, diaper bags, messenger and cross body bags, hats, scarves,

and select clothing made from patterns.

My crafting goal is to create items with both form and function.


My style is influenced by old-world France 

and the Victorian era.

In my digital art and design, I use a lot my own

photography with added ephemera from the public domain.


Pronounced pap-eh-tree deh shwah, my paper crafting brand

translates to stationery of choice in French.


Categories include: digital scrapbook paper and ephemera,

handmade journals, handmade ephemera, 

and handmade paper.





Categories include:

 handmade soap,

drawer & closet sachets,

room & fabric sprays, 

perfumes and colognes.


One of the most relaxing ways for me to spend an evening

is walking through a flower garden

with a macro lens on my camera.


I am drawn to abandoned buildings and vehicles.

There is a certain beauty in the forgotten and the rusted.


I am a Notable Collector,  all star 2017,

and Top 25: Editor's Choice Community Member | 2018 on Unsplash,

where I also contribute some of my photos for use

under the Unsplash license.


I am also a Local Guide on Google Maps,

so I have a few photos of local eateries, landmarks and such.


As time and opportunity allows,

everything else I make and do 

falls under this category.


painted furniture

painted flower pots

painted baskets

pendant necklaces

miscellaneous craft projects