Welcome to The Covered Porch, my place for showcasing my love of creating paper and textile designs for the home, special events, parties and weddings. I've been designing and redesigning ever since I had my first Barbie Dream House. My career has taken me from the pages of design magazines and photo shoots to special events and the vintage goods market. Throw in marriage and motherhood, and I just keep learning more and more as life gets fuller. I gain much of my inspiration from the creative women I know as well as from my family, for which I am ever so grateful. I hope you'll take a look around and find some inspiration of your own.