Featured Maker: Stitches by Sheila

stitches-by-sheilaLocal maker Sheila Aucoin creates many different things. She decorates cakes, creates handmade hoodie towels and pillowcases, and even makes keychains and headwraps. She’ll be at the Mini Maker Faire with her projects, Got Cake by Sheila, Stitches by Sheila, Roo Melodies, and Sassy Monogramming.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your interest in making.

“My name is Sheila. My event partners are my daughter Tiffany and our friend Wendy. I love making and decorating cakes, cookies, cupcakes, etc. with my cake business. I also make character hoodie towels for infants, children and adults. The characters are also on pillow cases and backpacks. I make keychains, head wraps, etc. We also sell personalized children’s books, CDs, and DVDs.  We also can personalize items with vinyl.”

stitches-by-sheila-2What will you be making at this year’s Shreveport Mini Maker Faire?

“We will be selling character hoodie towels, pillowcases, backpacks, keychains, and head wraps. Children’s personalized books, CDs, DVDs. We will also try to have some cupcakes or cookies to sell.  We will have some vinyl ready to sell.”

Why is making important to you?

“We love making things because we love seeing how simple materials can come together to create a masterpiece that people will cherish for years to come.”

If you had an unlimited budget, what project would you make?

“If we had an unlimited budget, I would first buy a larger, faster embroidery machine to create more stuff.  And we would make hoodie towels and personalized books for all the babies in the NICU to take home.”

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