My name is Becky and I live in Bordeaux, France. I am married, and am a mother to two boys who I think are wonderful. I also have a bichon frise we call Leeloo ["Multipass!"]. I like many things, especially baking, reading, art, movies, design, history, knitting and writing. If you are ever in Bordeaux, and see me zipping around the city on my bike (with a child seat in the back), please say "hello".
To make a long story short: I worked for several years as a corporate attorney but I changed career paths after I moved to France. In 2000, while pregnant with my first son, I taught myself to knit. I then taught myself to sew. All this inspired me to return to school full time for two+ years to receive formal training in apparel design and clothing construction. I am now a registered artisan in the Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat in Aquitaine and design clothing, accessories and patterns. I love doing this, and feel lucky that I have wonderful people out there who visit my shop and support my work.
I have a design published in Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller. Look for the "Peppermint Twist" sweater.
I am an Etsy Featured Seller, and this is my interview published ages ago:
I did an interview with Emira @ The Boss of You:
Entrepreneur Profile: TortillaGirl
A selection of press and book mentions for my websites and my work: Blogger Blog of Note 2002, Time Magazine February 2002, The New York Times February 2002, Bloggie Award Nomination for Best European Weblog 2003, Debbie Stoller's Stitch n Bitch 2003, Holiday Vogue Knitting 2003, Interweave Knits, Mason Dixon Knitting 2006, Editor's Pick in the premiere issue (May 2010) of Delish Magazine, among others.
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