Hi! My name is Pattie Sobczak and I want to welcome you to Celebrate Now! I have been baking and creating since I was a little girl. One of my biggest influences is my mother, Donna. She is a scrapbooker, artist and a seamstress. When I was young she made me and my two sisters matching dresses with our names stitched on them. We were quite the rage when we went out as a family at church and during the holidays! While I did not inherit my mom’s ability to draw, I did get her crafting and sewing genes and started making all kinds of things. In fact, I can’t remember a time that I was not making things – painting rocks as a child, making potato stamped greeting cards as a teenager, making custom clothes and pillows to work my way through college and baking sweets for my friends and family.
I have also spent many years in the kitchen learning to cook unique dishes but mostly baking beautiful and tasty treats. My younger sister, Peggy, has been the biggest baking inspiration to me. She has worked most of her life in the food services field and has shared her secrets for creating scrumptious and eye-pleasing sweets. Together we have made baked goods for weddings, parties and special events including children’s birthday parties, and wedding and baby showers.
I also enjoy teaching others to create beautiful things. I remember one Christmas where my daughter Jessica and I made a wreath of old fabric scraps. She was so thrilled with the result that she invited her friends over and taught them how to make wreaths for their homes. It was a very heartwarming experience that made me realize how important it is to share creative ideas and let others shine in their accomplishments.