So it occurred to me that since I have a blog, perhaps I should write a bit about myself. LOL! So here goes! I live on Long Island, New York, have basically my whole life, with a small stint in Florida.
My husband...he's the best. We have been together now for almost 11 years! I don't know where that time went! We both grew up in the same town, he was two years older than me, and I never knew him. I met him right after my high school graduation through a friend. I moved to Florida to go to school, and didn't like it. So I came back to NY and ran into him. I've been with him ever since. He's the first man who asked to kiss me. He's a gem! I can't say enough wonderful things about him!
Before having my girls, I was a special education teacher. I worked with children with autism for 2 years, then in a resource room. I loved teaching, but the minute I held Emma in my arms, I knew my career was over. I just couldn't leave her. She was almost 4 weeks early, and I thought I would die having to leave her in the hospital when I was released. She was born the day before my baby shower, so Chris went, and played the part. He even wore the hat made with bows! Now that's a real man! LOL!
Then 20 months after having Emma, came Ava. Ava's birth was completely different than Emma's. She refused to come out, she was breach, so I had to have a C section. She's been throwing me for a loop ever since!
Fast forward 1 1/2 years after Ava was born, I discovered the ebay boutique world. I had never sewn anything before in my life! Swear! But I desperately wanted to learn. So my mother-in-law worked through one pattern with me. I was hooked! My fabric stash began to grow and grow, as I was learning. I don't even know how much fabric I have now...at least 10 totes full. Can you say fabric junkie?! I took two basic sewing classes, bought myself a sewing machine and a serger, and haven't looked back. Sewing and creating are my passion! There is nothing like taking a piece of beautiful fabric, and turning it into something pretty to wear.
Perhaps you're curious as to the name GenMarie. GenMarie is named after my little girls. It's a combination of their middle names. Gen is for Emma Genevieve, Genevieve was my dear Grandmother's name, and Ava Marie. I had to add the boutique to my ebay id because GenMarie was already taken. So there's a bit about me in a nutshell.