About Me

Hi there!  My name is Nani...also known as the "Victorious Vixen."  I live in Southern California & am self-taught in most things thanks to my local libraries, blog stalking & the wealth of information on the internet.  I began sewing "seriously" in 2008 while staying home with my 2 girls.  I wanted to be able to support my new habit & opened my Etsy shop featuring custom quilted wallets, handbags and other sewn goodies.

This year I began my journey into mixed media & art quilts.  My dad was infected with Lyme disease in the summer of 2007 while on a fishing trip to Mammoth, California & life has not been the same since.

This has compelled me to start the Victorious For Lyme: Art Quilt Project, a series of collaged pictures that are sewn & quilted together from Lyme patients around the world in an effort to spread Lyme awareness.

Being a craftivist feels really good...I've known in my heart for a very long time that helping others was a calling for me.  I remember watching those "adopt-a-child" TV programs in elementary school....wanting to sponsor a child of my own.  

I enjoy sewing and making things with my hands, taking pictures with my trusty camera, seeing the beauty in ordinary things and incorporating them into my work.  Adding a spin of Lyme awareness has been a new challenge of mine.

It is my hope that through my craftivism efforts, more people will come to know the truths about Lyme disease to help prevent new infections from happening & create positive change that will help those already suffering from Lyme.  They need access to knowledgeable Lyme Literate Medical Doctors (LLMD's), the treatment of their choice, AND for their insurance to cover it!  They need support from their family, friends, community & government.

I know I am just one person & that I alone won't be able to accomplish all these things...but I do believe in the power of a dream, a vision, a goal, a calling...whatever you want to call it.  I'm putting it out there & looking for others who share my dream, who have the same vision & want to come along on this journey with me and the rest of the Lymenaide team.

Be inspired...live with passion ...and dream BIG!
--Nani   =)