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Q. When did you learn how to sew?
A. I grew up knowing my way around a machine since my mom used to sew all the time when I was growing up, but I didn’t use a machine much until high school when I took a formal class. I’ve been sewing ever since, but REALLY got into dress making and personal sewing after buying the Colette Sewing Handbook.
Q. Who did your website?
A. I’m lucky enough to live with a web developer, so my hubby takes care of all the code. I designed all the rest of my site.
Q. What did you go to school for?
A. I’ve changed my major countless times through out college. I have enough credits under my belt for a Master’s Degree, but ended up graduating with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. I was also once a licensed cosmetologist. Now, I’m lucky enough to sew for a living!
Q. You’re a Vet Tech? Can you tell me what’s wrong with my cat?!
A. It’s actually illegal for Vet Techs to give or suggest a diagnosis since the Veterinarian is the only person qualified to do so. If you’re questioning the health or well being of your pet, TAKE IT TO THE VET! Better safe than sorry right?
Q. You talk about your skin on your blog sometimes. What’s wrong with it?
A. I was born with a rare genetic skin disorder (not contagious!) called Lamellar Ichthyosis. Thanks to the marvels of modern medicine, my condition is very much under control, and many people would never know there’s anything different about me.
Q. Do you really wear wigs? Do you have any hair at all?
A. I’ve been wearing wigs for years now because it’s easiest for me to manage and treat my skin when I have no hair. I’ve always had very thin hair, so it was pretty easy for me to make the decision to shave it all off. I keep it that way, and honestly I like it better than when I had hair!
Q. What kind of dog is Lucille?
A. We had her DNA tested actually because I was curious myself. She’s an American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, mixed with Mini Bull Terrier and English Springer Spaniel! She was labeled as a Pit Bull at the shelter where I rescued her, and I can tell you that her Pit Bull qualities are her best ones!
Q. Are your glasses real?
A. Yes they are. I got my first pair of glasses at the age of 19 due to astigmatism. I can still see pretty well without glasses but wear them more often than not.
Q. What’s your heritage?
A. I’m pretty much everything European and some Native American. Sooo… typical American?
-I’m ambidextrous. My Grandfather was too! I write with my left, but do most everything else with my right hand or both hands equally. There are actually a lot of Lefties in my family. I find it interesting that the left hand has a lot of historical controversy.
-I can’t whistle. Not even close. Many people have tried to teach me but it just won’t happen.
-I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life.
-My family and I lobbied in Congress with F.I.R.S.T when I was very young.
-I come from a very artistically talented family on both sides.
-The first pet I ever had for myself was a Hamster that my mom and I rescued from a Salvation Army. He had been left in the parking lot in a small glass aquarium with half a hot dog to eat. I’ve been rescuing animals ever since.
-I have an Elf ear. Just one, but it’s unmistakably pointed. I was subconscious about it when I was younger but now I think it’s awesome.
-I’m a huge Fantasy/Renaissance Festival nerd. I own more costumes than normal clothes.