Welcome to Decorous Designs! As a young child, I loved sitting with my great grandma watching her sew. She made quilts. A LOT of quilts! Over the years I helped her with many of her quilting projects, and learned how to sew my own clothes. At one point in high school, I even entertained the idea of going to school for fashion design.
Then life happened, I got married, had three kids, got divorced, went back to school, got a diploma in Science Laboratory Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. Met my current husband, gained a bonus son, and had two more kids!
At that time, I needed to make a decision. Keep plugging away at looking for jobs in my field, or go in an entirely new direction. And here I am.
What started as a way for me to be able to stay home with my two little girls, became a full time career. I enjoy selecting fabric from a variety of Canadian sources that is almost always unique from others and limited in quantities. Small batches of children's clothing that grow with your child. Unique and fun accessories. Our Ride Safe Ponchos that keep your children warm while also keeping them safe in their car seats.
I also make heirloom memory items (bears, pillows, and blankets) using the clothing from a loved one who has passed or from a favourite outfit from your child.
Each product is handmade in my basement studio. My little ones help me with organizing fabric, tagging products, modeling for photoshoots, and hugging each and every memory bear before it heads to its new home.
I love what I do, and in the words of my youngest daughter, "Mommy, you make stuff to make people smile".
Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to working with you!