I suppose it was inevitable that I should become a quilter. Addictions of this magnitude tend to be familial, and OH MY GOODNESS have I been predisposed! I've got my mother to blame--she shared her sewing and design knowledge with me since I was a little girl. Thanks to her, I became a full-blown quilt addict by the time I was about sixteen years old.
When I tried to come up with a business name, my thoughts kept coming back to my childhood and what a really happy and magical time that was in my life. I wished very much to find a way to make that cheer and whimsy the focal point of my business. As a toddler, I used to twirl around for hours in my "Lella" dress in total bliss--"Lella" being my way of saying "Cinderella" at the time.
I could think of no sweeter an emblem than that beloved dress to remind me to incorporate all those wonderful childhood elements into my creative process. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of my own Prince Charming and our two sweet babies.