I have been making my original “Tiggy” Hedgehog sculptures for over 30 years. I make most of the details as well as the glasses, hand held objects, etc. all by hand. I enjoy crafting of all kinds and I can “get lost” in my sewing room for hours. Photography, note cards, and framed photos are a more recent interest, as are the lighted wine bottles.
As a home economist I had a full career. I taught high school working with extension and 4-h students. I traveled for Simplicity Patter Co. presenting fashion shows, worked for Fieldcrest sheets presenting décor ideas in department stores in the US and Canada, as well as for Calico Corners and Palmer Pletsch. I also volunteered in Portland Schools for over 20 years.
As the author and publisher of The Shade Book (over 500,000 in print), Decorating with Fabric, and Energy Saving Decoration, I have always enjoyed sharing do-it-yourself techniques and ideas.