Posted By Craft Corps on July 7, 2009
Name: Noelle Corcoran
Location: Austin, TX
Profession: Office Manager for some Commercial Mortgage Bankers
Craft(s) of Choice: Sewing, screen-printing, stenciling, mosaic, painting
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been into crafting. I used to make birthday and Christmas cards for my dad using items we had around the house – those intended for such crafts – markers, crayons, paper – and other items as well – sponges, bits of sandpaper, nuts, bolts, etc.
It wasn’t until high school that I learned how to sew. I took a sewing class – just to fill an elective – and am so glad I did. We learned all the basics and how to read patterns. I didn’t sew much after that until I had my own apartment and needed curtains and placemats and napkins and couldn’t find any in stores that I liked. Same with clothing – I could never find cute skirts in cute fabrics that fit me just right… so, I started making my own!
Year and years went by of me making skirts, tablecloths, pillows, cushion covers, etc. for myself as well as friends when I finally decided that I should open my own Etsy store – which I did in October of 2006.
I was and still am blown away by the love and support for handmade goods that exists on Etsy and in Austin. I am so thankful to be a part of such a great community (online and off) of crafty types and people that support crafty types!
Even though I’m taking a little break this year to have my first baby, I know that when I’m ready to make my return I will be welcomed once again into the fold!