Kansas City native Debbie Dusenberry began her stylish career in 1980 as a well respected makeup artist and photo stylist. In September of 2000, ready for her third career, Debbie opened Curious Sofa, a retail boutique. With an eye for buying and an unorthodox way of display, Debbie led Curious Sofa to be one of the nations top small retailers and a destination shop for customers from across the country. For ten successful years Curious Sofa and Debbie’s home were featured by many national, trade and local publications which led to a strong following on the shop’s website, blog and Facebook. In January of 2011, Dusenberry closed her brick and mortar store to focus on internet sales, freelance styling and graphic design. With a love for all things visual, Debbie is a master when it comes to branding an idea, talent or business which she has developed from her history in commercial art, photography, film, TV, display, special events, promotion, and social media.
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Amy Barickman is the founder and owner of Indygo Junction, The Vintage Workshop, and AmyBarickman.com.
She is a leader in the sewing, needle arts industry having released nearly 1000 sewing pattern titles, sold more than two-million patterns and published 80 books sold throughout the U.S. and internationally. Named one of Country Living magazine’s prestigious Creative Women Entrepreneurs, Amy has made numerous television appearances including regular visits to Sewing with Nancy on PBS.
Her recent releases include forex leads broker Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun , and تداول الاسهم العالميه Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers.
Through her blogs, business websites and e-newsletters, Amy inspires countless crafters to explore their own creative spirit and experiment with the newest sewing, fabric and crafting techniques.
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