An article published on the Springfield Sewing page on the examiner.com about local fiber artisan Erica Dwyer of Hampden Hills Alpacas:
This is the latest in a series of articles profiling local artisans or businesses in western Massachusetts. There are many talented artisans and craftspeople right here in our area.
Erica is a talented seamstress and makes a wide variety of tailored clothing, rugs, baby booties, and woven shawls. She manages a herd of 12 alpacas, and sells her items in her etsy shop as well as through her website.
Hampden Hills Alpacas is a great local business and the perfect place to find beautiful, handmade gifts or something for yourself or your home.
That sign sums up my life recently, and consequently, my little business. I have been occupied with moving my 94-year-old mother-in-law from eastern to western Massachusetts to an assisted-living apartment. it has been a tremendous amount of work, energy, and time to put it all together.
Time for sewing is rare, and I try to squeeze it in when I can, as I find it very relaxing and a great stress reliever. My online shops are very slow, which is not unusual for this time of year, so I try to make some new things and play with new ideas and designs. Right now, I am sewing up some new e-reader sleeves, including this one I listed today:
Amy Butler E-reader Sleeve in Sweet Jasmine Print
I will try to post on a more consistent basis, but life sometimes has a way of changing priorities when you least expect it!