Sewing & Crafts
Born and raised in Tucson, AZ and has been a resident of Sierra Vista/Hereford since 1983.A licensed optician by trade, Arlette has been crafting and showing since she was 12 years old. What started out as a summer break “something to do” has since become a source of “addiction & therapy”. Starting out making chenille animals, her grade school friends soon became her customers. Advancing to sewing while in high school, Arlette now paints on wood and fabric, sews and makes an assortment of Christmas ornaments, made of a variety of materials, with her favorite being polymer clay. While in Tucson, Arlette also operated a craft supply store in two locations before moving to Sierra Vista. She continued to operate her store in Sierra Vista as well as sponsoring shows in Sierra Vista and Bisbee, until children (April and twins Amanda & Tiffany) became her full time “hobby”.Cloth and still working full time as an optician on Ft. Huachuca.