Brian and I live in the suburbs of Denver. I am the creative and day to day partner and Brian is the technical expert. Together we created Desert Rose Gifts/Wild Rose Creations/Dress Your Doll in Style, fulfilling both of our passions.
I was raised in the Denver area. My father was a high school teacher of industrial arts and my mother was a teachers aid. I have been creating stuff as long as I can remember. My first memories are taking the clothes off of my dolls; taking the scraps that were left over from the doll clothes that my grandmother had made for them and making my own creations.
I studied Art at Phoenix Collage and Arizona State where my love of art was expanded. I found that I loved all creative areas and opened a Hobby Store in Phoenix.
Brian and I met after I moved back to the Denver area. He was raised in Chicago but has lived in Denver longer that I had. He loves this area almost as much as he does all things that have to do with a computer. He said to me you should put your stuff up on Ebay”. I said “I don’t think so”.
We took a trip to Phoenix where he was teaching and I spent the day surfing Ebay. We came home and I said “OK how do we do this?” That was in December 2000. It is now my full time occupation and I am sure some days Brian is sure that it is his.
I have two wonderful sons and two fantastic grandsons. BUT I love to sew doll clothes. I put away my ceramics and paintings and when I am not taking care of Ebay business I am sewing in my design studio creating clothes for American Girl Dolls, Magic Attic, Bitty Baby and various home décor items.
I have two wonderful sons and two fantastic grandsons and a wonderful granddaughter. BUT I love to sew doll clothes. I put away my ceramics and paintings and when I am not taking care of my Web site/Ebay/Artfire/Etsy business I am sewing in my design studio creating clothes for American Girl Dolls, Magic Attic, Bitty Baby and various home décor items.
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