Artist's Bio - Laura Hakes of Fiddlestix Designs

I am so excited to be able to offer my designs to you, here on PFATT Marketplace. I have been following PFATT for years, and it's great to be on board. My name is Laura Hakes, I am owner of Fiddlestix Designs, a small Etsy Shop, based out of my home in small town, Dallas Center, Iowa. In my shop, I sell hand made items, fabrics, flosses, Fiddlestix pattern designs, patterns from my favorite designers, and more!

In 2007, I was laid off from my job of 10 years, unemployment was high and I struggled getting anyone to hire me. So, I said phooey on all of 'em, and I opened my own Etsy shop, doing what I had always wanted to do...sell patterns, fabric and miscellaneous sewing items. I had $500 to invest. It wasn't much, but it was a start!

Today, Fiddlestix Designs is a booming business. My sister and I run the shop together. She will soon be retiring, and my husband will retire from his job and work with me at Fiddlestix. It's been a long, hard road traveled. But, I am thrilled to be doing what I love, for customers that I love, who keep me going every day!

If you have a dream...close your eyes and jump! I wish I would have 20 years earlier than I did!

~ Laura Hakes