Wendy Windsor, Designer, Sewist, and Owner
Like so many solopreneurs, I wear a lot of different hats, and in my case, I wear ALL the hats - designer, sewer, production manager, financial manager, marketing manager, purchasing agent, bookkeeper, shipper, and errand runner! With so many roles, it is agood thing I get along with myself!
Owning a small business is pretty challenging and fulfilling. After a solid career in corporate America (and Canada) and raising our two children, two dogs, and two cats with hubby Bob, it was time to get to work on my dream.
I knew from an early age that someday I wanted my own business. My first thought was a flower shop, like the one I used to visit with my mom. So many beautiful colors and smells! In grade eight I gave a speech on how different colors make you feel. Throughout my public school years, I grew lots of flowers, and spent a good deal of time sewing, painting and crafting, and knitting.
When it was time to go to college I chose to study design at Fanshawe College School of Design, in London, Canada. I majored in Urban Design and minored in Landscape Design, but I also studied graphic, industrial, interior and fashion design. Over the course of my career, I was able to work on projects in almost all these disciplines. Today I am focused on textile design, which was always closest to my heart.
The products I design and sew are one-of-a-kind handbags and home goods. I am obsessed with cotton - cotton canvas, cotton batik and cotton ticking. My product line can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Etsy, and at juried craft shows and fairs throughout New England.
If you like my work, please take a moment to SHARE, LIKE and RECOMMEND me to others. This small gesture will make a world of difference to my business and it is truly appreciated.