Hey hun, my name is Ashley Strickland-Horne. By day, I run a Virtual Assistant Business and at night I am a sewing maniac. I started sewing when I was in high school and made my first pair of PJs. Ironic, that now I get to work in them. I loved sewing but was such a busy body that I didn’t have time in high school. So I went on to college studied theater and Spanish and then ventured into the adulthood and got a 9-5. After 6 years of being told what to do from breaks to meals, I had enough. Call it the Leo in me or free spirit. I just say I knew what I didn’t want and was on the verge of figuring out what I did. I started my career as a Virtual Assistance CEO helping small companies grow and that allows me to have more flexibility to be at home and do what I love best sew.
I battled depression and found that crafting helped with not focusing on all the mess that I thought had gone wrong in my life. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I see my finished garment because I know all the work I put into it and maybe this blog will help inspire you to sew or doing something else you used to love to do. I am a true believer if you take care of yourself you will feel better inside and out. For me, the clothes may look great on the outside, but it’s the euphoria I feel making them that makes me feel great inside.
Now here you are on my blog and wondering what it’s about. Well, it’s about creating clothes on a busy schedule that will keep you looking and feeling good. I may work from home, but free time is actually something I have to claim so my goal is to document how I am able to create my own wardrobe and how you would be able to as well.