My grandmother was a seamstress for the theater in San Fransisco. When I was young (13-14 yrs old) I was lucky enough to stay with her for a week each summer. She taught me to sew and many other needle arts. I started my company Handcrafted Books by Michelle in 2009. I have been enjoying "playing with fabrics" combining colors and patterns, as well as designing my own patterns. Creating a Book for Every Purpose!