Shannon Orr is a former architect and costume designer. After years of creating she stumbled across an old tin recipe box and immediately filled it with her business plan - all on index cards. That business, Eva Blake's Makery, became a reality in 2012 where she designs sewing and surface patterns and hosts crafting events. She has also launched a Learn to Sew series on YouTube teaching the basics of sewing to people afraid of needles and thread. Shannon has been blogging since 2006 at Mastering the Art of Being Me where she shares the stories of other creative women. After a decade of east coast living, she now lives and dreams in Tucson, Arizona with her family of all boys.