When I was 16 I got married and started sewing. It was hard but I kept practicing to make it better and I just learned by myself. Now I make my own patterns and designs. It has been so long that I have been doing this and now, I can do anything.
Sometimes I just get a vision of the ideas of what to draw and I can already see the colours and design. It just comes out for me. It is very exciting for me because I don’t get bored at all and I am really just enjoying my life with my sewing. I just love my sewing.
In 2012, I decided that I would stay home and sew full time. I already have a moose hide and caribou hide so I am going to work on them, do my own scraping and work on the flesh and do my own tanning, too. I have tanned about 10 hides, which is how I get the raw materials for my sewing. Each fall, I go in bush and get rotten wood to lie on the tarp and if the hide is ready to smoke then I use it to start tanning.
Everything I do is handmade and all my threading is with sinew, which lasts longer. Whatever I do is creative and when I finish it up it always works out so nice. The best thing is seeing the finished product. It is so nice when people like it and they want to buy it right away. Even if I am still working on it, they already want to buy it. It feels good.