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Keepsakes & Such

Heirlooms          Keepsakes          Embroidery          Embroidered Cards          Painting     Wedding Creations and Alterations          Wedding Decor          Quilts                       Custom Sewing & Costumes          Clothing Alterations

An heirloom is something special. The true definition is a piece of property that descends to the heir as an inseparable part of an inheritance of real property and/or something of special value handed on from one generation to another.

You may have your mothers wedding dress but have it redesigned for your own wedding. Left overs of the dress can be used for sachets, pillows, doll clothes, etc. It is a way to keep a memory going with a cherished item.

A keepsake is something that you keep to help you remember a person, place, or event. Perhaps it is a shirt from a favorite concert or art show that you just cannot part with. It could become a throw pillow or part of a quilt - or just about anything. The memory lives on and may even one day become a cherished heirloom.

Custom embroidery is a fun way to show off your personality. Custom Monogram towels make a wonderful wedding gift for a new couple. Embroidered bibs and onsies for babies. Embroidered Ties, sashes, and many other items for personal and home use. Joyce does it all.

Cards are a great way to show someone they are in your thoughts. Joyce puts so much care into the cards and embroidered gifts that she makes ~ from the archival handmade paper used for the cards to the Madeira thread (known for it's color, quality and durability) sewn on the Baby Lock Destiny machine that she uses to craft her creations.


An embroidered card shows how much you care and it is such a personal gift that it will be treasured for years to come. The cards looked great framed also.

My painting consists primarily of commissioned art, but I also paint for myself . If you have something you would like customized with painting, get in touch. I just might be able to help you out.

Many times a bride will see a dress she just loves but it does not quite fit the way she would like it or she would like some alterations in length. The same goes for the bridesmaids and other members of the bridal party. I am a skilled seamstress and it is my pleasure to make that special day as special as it can be.

Many times I have been asked to create the table toppers for the wedding reception and gifts for the bridal party. From table cloths, chair covers, ribbons, sachets, bags and just about anything you can think of. It's your wedding. Let me help make it a one of a kind wedding.

I create large quilts which are customized using t-shirts and clothing from family members - or even yourself. Do you have any t-shirts that do not fit but you just cannot part with them because they hold memories for you? A concert, maybe? A family reunion cruise? T-Shirt quilts are a great way to cherish your memories and still de-clutter your closet. - I also create quilted jackets, baby blankets, etc that can be customized with embroidery. How nice would it be to give a customized baby blanket to a friend or family member that will be a one of a kind?

There is just something about having clothing made from scratch and just knowing that it is going to last longer than store bought and that it is going to fit just perfect. How about truly having the best costume at Halloween or costume parties because no one else can have what you do. Custom is the way to go.

There are many times when you may need to services of someone with the skills to alter clothing to fit your needs. It is a skill that few think about in the world of throw away everything. But wouldn’t it be nice to take a dress that you love but that is the wrong size - and make it fit?

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