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My mom was the former First Lady of Christ Baptist Church, in Philadelphia, PA. She was always "put together", a classic lady with a hat for EVERY occasion!
My mom's sister Daisy was a missionary in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa for over 30 years. She taught us how to wrap our heads, bodies and carry our babies in beautiful African fabrics!
I started sewing clothes for my daughters as soon as they were able to walk! They are my "ORIGINAL SISTER DOLLS"!
My sister Paula and I shared a bedroom our entire childhood. It was filled with barbies, paper dolls, pin-ups from "Right On" magazine, Ebony and Jet. She challenges my creative thinking and was the inspiration for the Sister dolls I make today!
My church family allowed me to explore my God given gifts through creative expression. We produced dances and theatrical productions beyond our skill set and training. We had several dance groups, each requiring an ad-hoc costume change or new prop- whatever the performance dictated. It was sewing boot-camp... passion, dedication and focus were the order of the day!
Sisterhood is many wonderful things. It is a warm smile on a cold and rainy day, a friendly hug, a cheerful hello. It's treasured. It's scared. It's eternal. It's knowing there will always be someone there for you. It's dreams shared and goals achieved. It's counting on others and being counted on. It's REAL.