A dreamer, designer and creator by heart, I have been sewing since I was 9 years old. My love for the craft of sewing has been handed down to me from generation to generation. My sweet mother taught me all that I know and I truly adore my God-given talent.
After having competed from the age of 9 to 18, I swore I'd never touch another sewing machine. I had been slapped on the hand too many times for loose threads and not wanting to follow a pattern; I was done. It was soon after I needed curtains for an apartment. Short on funds and the ability to make my own, I hauled my great-grandmother's machine that felt a weight of 100 lbs. to college with me. I fell back in love.
Patterns are something I do not care for and I love the essence of designing something from scratch with an old fashion pencil and piece of paper. I lay in bed at night and dream up products sewing them in my head and can’t wait to wake up the next morning so I can attempt it, to see if my brain is as swift as my own two hands...weird as it may seem, it is what I love.
It was 2009 when I sat at my kitchen table with an idea of taking my little ideas and handmade whims, selling them for others to hopefully enjoy and make use of. The business name Woman On A Whim (WOAW) was created and brought to life. After all, that was me, on a whim. I never knew what my head would create next.
My #1 product, The Whimzie, became something that I never dreamed...popular. Hard to keep up and demanded by many, I decided to take a leap of faith. Soon the word "wholesale" became a word I used a little more often and attention was diverted to this new venture. The Whimzie was constructed from an idea my aunt and I had and began as "one of those things" we made and gave as gifts. After a long car ride and a lot of collaborative brainstorming, my husband came up with the name "Whimzie". Soon it was on a website, in stores, and I was sewing them day and night out of my closed-in garage. And now? They are patent pending!
I am a dreamer who loves to sew. Every product created is done with love & passion, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing MY little handmade whims as your gift to someone or for yourself.
"It is a blessing to be taught a trait that becomes a passion. We've been inspired by those who have taught us how to be original and take the initiative to use our imagination. We all get that urge to step out of our comfort zone and do something to stand out and be different."