Birch Pond Retreat is what I call my place.
My retreat to nature. I've wanted to live up north for over 40 years and I made it.
Thirty five acres of stunningly beautiful forest, pond , waterfall and abundant wildlife.
If you want to know more shoot me an email ..... Birchpondretreat@gmail.com
My first business was custom sewing and teaching industrial sewing.
Renovations, interior design.
This is a condo loft in down town Toronto. Scale model loft, work/live studio.
Back in the 80's I had my own custom dressmaking business. From going to George Brown for a 9 month paid program for industrial sewing and pattern drafting I taught myself the rest and started working for myself.
From 1986 to 1989 I taught immigrant women how to use industrial sewing machines and get work as piece work sewing operators.
It was the best "Job" I ever had.
What a dress, hand beaded , layers of fabric , reinstones, she designed it , I made it happen.
The bodice was a work of art.
She looks adorable in her christening dress.
Houston Design would design and sew in the lower level, retail main floor , living space third floor.
Red brick building
The basement is a workroom, the main floor retail
I love doing sections!!! How great to see through it all.
Top floor Living space with views of the city .
Houston Designs main floor retail space for furniture and decor.