I come from a long line of seamstresses, not professional but avid hobbyists. My mother made all of my major dresses, school dances, prom, and most importantly my wedding dress. I loved it but I really did not appreciate how much work it really took. See, I grew up in the time of ERA/ women's lib, you know "I can bring home the bacon, Fry it up in a pan and never ever let you forget your a man. Because I'm a Woman" so I refused to learn typing or sewing because I didn't want to be a housewife or secretary. Boy was I naive! Typing became essential when I got my first computer in college, then I realized that I didn't have to keep proving what I wasn't and enjoying something traditional didn't make me any less of a successful woman. For many years I was able to sew all of my business suits and they rocked! Most importantly, I loved sewing and creating. I was totally hooked on the creative process.
It wasn't until recently that I picked up my first piece of leather. I was hooked. Some of the techniques are similar to sewing on fabric but in some ways it's vastly different. It has been a very steep learning curve for me but I just love beauty of a piece when it comes together!