Here’s Julia’s answers to our questions:
1. What do you love about living in Ontario?
I have spent most of my life in Southern Ontario but have spent summers and winters in Northern Ontario. I love the variety of nature, weather and communities Ontario has to offer. Growing up in Niagara Falls I got to experience the feeling of a smaller city, and in Toronto I have the thrill of so many different cultures. I also love how everything in Ontario is within a days drive too!
2. Who’s your favourite fabric designer (don’t feel pressured to name one in store!)
I love working with bright colours, retro inspired prints and non-traditional prints for kids. I tend to work with a lot of Alexander Henry and Michael Miller prints. Absolutely LOVING the new Giraffe Garden Pink Panda just got in! And am waiting to get to my piece of Funny Bunnies in Pink from Anna Griffin’s Riley collection that is in my stash!
3. Do you have a secret stash of fabrics that no one else but you knows about? If so, what are you planning to do with it?
My stash isn’t so secret as it fills at least 6 large totes! I often forget what fabric I have bought and will pull out pieces and be pleasantly surprised. I let my husband have the final say in a lot of the fabrics I buy so that I don’t go overboard – and he supports my fabric addiction (which could be a good or bad thing)! A majority of the fabric I buy is for Mommy’s Lil Monkey creation; however I do have one tote filled with fabric to make my little monkey things. I tend not to sew for myself but love sewing for other people!