Cheryl started doing custom design over 25 years ago, but has been drawing and designing since she was a small child. Cheryl has a degree in Business Marketing with minors in Economics and Art from the University of Anchorage-Alaska. Paradiso Designs by Cheryl Kuczek was started by Cheryl over 10 years ago as a custom design business. Two years ago Cheryl started teaching adults and children not only how to sew, but how to incorporate their own style wants and needs into their creations. In the fall of 2007, Cheryl introduced her own independent pattern line with four handbag patterns named the Anna Handbag, the Okashi Courier Bag, the Xine Basket Bag, and the Tiny Bag. Spring 2008 was very productive for Cheryl as she published two more patterns, the Carry-all Bag, and the Everyday Bag. At Sew Expo 2009, The Be Green Market Bag, and Perfect Pillows debuted. As a teacher Cheryl loves helping her students learn to sew beyond what they thought they could do by helping them create her handbag patterns, clothes that really do fit, and all kinds of stuffed creatures. Children are encouraged to draw their own patterns that are then used to make their projects. Adults are helped with their projects to not just complete them, but to really understand the design on how it looks and the evolving creation process. Cheryl continues to teach and design with passion. She finds joy in the ability to give others a reason to sew and create too. Visit Cheryl’s blog at paradisodesigns.blogspot.com today, and get inspired.