Up until 14 months ago I had pretty much ignored the ease with which I could sew and make things. It was NOT somewhere I wanted to go or something I wanted to do, thank you very much.
But by creating a single bag from a skirt because a) the skirt didn't fit and b) it was too beautiful not to keep, it began a chain reaction.
Things began to flow. One skirt/bag became another. I became more adept and had more fun by creating the next item. And the next. I set up a blog to keep track of what I was making as my items were going out into the world.
After a while I needed a name that would encapsulate who *I* was and what I was doing. But nothing felt quite right. Nothing felt quite 'me'.
And then it dawned on me. What if I came up with a name to describe how I have embraced my
'me-ness'? What if it could be 'So Selena' because it is part of who I am?
Because it was actually ok to be who I am rather than being who I thought other people expected me to be.
I love working with fabric - the more unusual the better. I love being able to create things from an existing item. I love what I do. I love every item that I make - they all tend to be an expression of who I am in one form or another.
And so it began - Sew Selena it was!