Hello. My name is Marni – Welcome to Haberdashery Fun. I am a self proclaimed sewing nerd. I love anything to do with fabric, zippers, binding, buttons, webbing.. the list goes on… I get all gooey from the thought of a fabric store or figuring out how something was designed and sewn together.
I was a sewing late bloomer. I resisted all my Mom’s attempts to teach me how to sew and wanted nothing to do with anything “homemade”. It was while studying abroad in Uppsala, Sweden that I became enamored with the world of design. I came home from my travels, learned how to sew and went on to get a second degree in fashion design. After graduation, I packed up a U-Haul and moved from Toronto to New York. My first summer I interned at Zac Posen. I fondly call it the fashion trenches. From there I went on to technical design in apparel and then on to footwear and product development.
I transitioned from design to the business side and was most recently in footwear sales. I managed a large territory and traveled alot. Airports, messy suitcases, packing the wrong items and attending tradeshows were a constant source of inspiration.
Why the name HaberdasheryFun? I was lucky enough to study abroad for a second time at the University of Westminster in London, England. I had a lot of spare time..I used to wander the city and loved browsing in the fabric and trim shops. While I was there I fell in love with the word “Haberdashery” and knew one day I would use this lovely word in conjunction with my work.
My husband and I recently relocated to Los Angeles from Tampa by the way of New York City.. I’ve lived in a quite a few cities and hope that my “wandering soul” has finally settled down. I never thought this winter loving Canadian girl would end up in California!
I am a Mom to a very active busy little boy. After the birth of my son, I became inspired by everything BABY, although I never thought I would ever want to sew baby items… But my brain seems to be baby and toddler focused these days. I am constantly thinking of items to make for our son and also give as gifts.
In addition to my blog, you can find me writing simple sewing tutorials for Momtastic and over at Hello, Wonderful. Jump on over to my sponsor page for additional brand information.
Please reach me at marni (at) haberdashery fun.com.