Hello my name is Kathy! I grew up in the suburbs of Flint, MI. Now living and working in St. Ignace, MI. I have been doing personal sewing for myself, and presents for friends and family for 20 years. Some of my learning has come from my mother, grandmother and a sewing class my senior year of high-school. Beyond the basics, I am self-taught.
I use multiple sewing machines for multiple purposes. The namesake sewing maching is my grandmother's vintage Domestic Deluxe 153 made by the White Sewing Company in 1950. This sewing machine, while old, has been my sewing inspiration. I recall, as a child, my grandmother using her to make my clothing and Halloween costumes among other household items.
The main sewing machine in use at Domestic Diva's Kreative Kreations is a brand new Pfaff Ambition 1.5, acquired in late July of 2014. She can sew anywhere from lightweight such as satin, tafetta, satin, etc. to thick denim and medium leather. She has a total of 195 stitches plus 4 lettering fonts, 45 of those alone are for construction and utility stitches. The rest are for decorative stitching. I also have more than 20 different feet and attachments for her. All the stitch options plus attachments and feet work together to be able to get the most professional results for each and every project.
A few other sewing machines I use are a few 1970's era Kenmores and a vintage White sewing machine from the early 60's these are my go to machines for heavy duty projects such as very thick denim, very dense leather and canvas such as that for boating.
I am able to do most all jobs related to sewing. I am always experimenting with different techniques. Some of the techniques I use are both vintage and newer techniques. When trying to take "shortcuts," I only do this on my own personal projects. This way if the shortcuts don't work, I have only messed up my own projects. If the shortcuts do work, than I can use a technique that will make a job for customers quicker. Whatever your clothing and crafts needs may be, please call at 906 430 7478. Serving the greater Eastern Upper Peninsula.
New International Version (NIV)
36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. 38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!”
39 Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. 41 He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive. 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. 43 Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.
One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Deuteronomy 8. 3
Be sure to do what you should, for then you will enjoy the personal satisfaction of having done your work well, and won't need to compare yourself to anyone else. Galations 6:4 NLT
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 1 Peter 4:10 (NRSV)
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. Isiah 43:2a