Born and raised in Walnut Creek, California, Monica was never more than a few minutes from one of the best shopping meccas in the world. Wallet permitting, anything and everything was at her fingertips. In the 1990s, she moved to Astoria, Oregon—a small town on the northern coast, about a 90-minute drive to the “The Big City” (Portland). After searching high and low in Portland for a cute fix for something, she realized it was much easier to sew something than to spend an entire day driving around looking for it. She found that making something rather than buying something was empowering and satisfying … and much more fun! Sewing and making is her “happy,” and she hopes to share some of that joy with others.
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