Welcome to Lille Syster. Creating began for me at a very young age. I have always been filled with creative energy, and spent many hours in my childhood creating things that I loved. After graduating from college with a degree in education, I began teaching in NYC and later in the Easton Area School District.
When my little sister got engaged, I hosted her bridal shower. During the planning, I wanted unique decorations but I couldn't find anything that was sophisticated. I decided to make my own. After experimenting with many kinds of decorations...the paper flower garlands were born!
One flower led to the next and the perfect party decorations were created! The flower garlands and open roses were breathtaking and a big hit at the shower. My little sister decided that she wanted the flowers at her wedding. Hundreds of feet of flowers transformed her rustic Vermont inn, and guests were so amazed at the flowers, I knew I had to share them with every one! As I began to build my brand, it was fitting to call it Lille Syster (swedish for little sister).
I have made flowers for thousands of weddings, events and daily life. My shop on Etsy was an instant success and I have clients around the world.
In the summer of 2013, I made the difficult decision to leave my career as a teacher and began building the lille syster brand full time. After a year of working out of a small studio in my home, my shop grew into a beautiful space in historic Easton. Before our one year anniversary in the shop, it was clear we needed more space. We moved in May 2015 to 140 C Northampton street and have grown to offer so much more than paper flowers.
It is in my flower making studio that my dreams are being realized. I am able to merge my love of teaching with my art. I am able to create magical birthday parties for children and teach adults how to make unique paper flowers in my workshops. I am able to source and offer unique gifts and cards. And I am still making paper flowers. Hundreds and hundreds of paper flowers everyday.
I am eager to see where the journey takes me, it is sure to be exciting!