Inspired by my mom, who taught me how to sew as a child, I began designing and sewing purses to fill my creative love of mixing colors, materials and textures.  I love to roam antique, resale and fabric shops for materials, both old and new, to use in my next unique creation. 1950’s tablecloths, cast-aside upholstery fabric, funky antique buttons and even belts all will catch my eye.  This mix of vintage and contemporary flair makes MJD purses truly one-of-a-kind.  The flexible design of many of the bags allows you to carry as much or as little as you like without any extra bulk, and their bright colors and bold graphic patterns can be the perfect accessory to any outfit.  And they're machine washable...Bonus!
  
By day, I'm an interior designer specializing in corporate office design.  My husband, Brian, and I live in Michigan with our energetic yellow lab Moose.  Some other things I really like are: running, Irish dancing, the smell of fresh laundry, music, mountain biking, cooking, being barefoot, skiing, the zooperstars, pizza and peanut butter (but not together).