Hi, I’m Aleeah. I am a creative entrepreneur but most of all, a geek. I love technology and applying it to every part of my life. Having spent over 30 years on a university campus has offered me opportunities that I would not have had otherwise. My day job as a systems coordinator in an academic library led me to spend a great deal of time working with technology and I love it!
In my former position, I was the person largely responsible for adapting academic library work to technology or adapting technology to the desired library workflow as well as teaching both the employees and the university community to use the technology. Oftentimes, social media is the means that we used to communicate with the younger generation of today. So I am fluent in geek as well as social media. LOL!
After retiring from the university, I struggled to find my place as a creative entrepreneur. I was at loss until a light bulb went off and I began to “marry” my technology and social media skills with my sewing hobby and creative side.
Now, I spend a lot of time working with creative entrepreneurs and fabric.
I sew almost daily. I cannot settle on one type of sewing but lately have been committed to supporting the ban on single use plastics by making fabric market bags from materials that would have otherwise gone into the landfill. I sew garments, quilts and bags. I am on the quest for the ultimate bag, whether it be a purse with pockets or a crossbody day trip bag. I am continually designing and writing out patterns for my creations. I hope to publish my own line of patterns soon. I have experience with patterns having been a tech editor for sewing and quilting patterns on Fiverr for a few years now. I have some projects in the works concerning ways to hone a designer’s pattern writing skills.