Originally joining etsy to sell handmade jewelry, she found great success when she opened GoofingOff, her second shop, soon after. Although she still makes jewelry (mostly for friends and family), her original shop, Miss Eileen, is now a vintage shop specializing in Pyrex, Fire-King, and other vintage glassware.
|Fat Quarters Ancient City Fabric|
|Vintage 1941 Pattern|
In her "other life", Eileen practices tikkun olam (literally, repairing the world) as a critical care nurse in the VA system. She tells us, "Nursing is doing a mitzvah (good deed) every day and getting paid for it.....Working critical care is helping a person and their family get through a very difficult time of life.....I am very lucky to be able to do what I do."
|Fat Quarters Dreidels Fabric|
Inspiration for Eileen comes from history books and Haggadahs (the book read at the Passover ritual meal). She also loves old movies since they help her learn about the fashions of the day. Something that comes in useful when she goes out looking for vintage patterns. But, when all else fails, she goes for a walk in the woods to enjoy G-d's creations.
|1964 Barbie Wedding Gown Pattern|
As for photos, she suggests good lighting with a white background and white backdrop that reflects enough light to make a flash unnecessary.
|Vintage Pyrex Cups and Saucers|
|Hanukkah Fabric Pack|