Welcome to Anchor Designs & More! My name is Stephanie and this is how the need for one party decoration turned into a small business.
I was planning a retirement party for my Grandma, but I couldn't find the doily size I needed for the centerpieces. I decided that if I couldn't find what I needed, I should try making it myself so that's exactly what I did! I bought a Cricut Maker and made the doilies that I needed for the centerpieces...and aprons, a sash for the Queen of the day, can coolers, and party favor tags! A creative monster was born and I have been crafting since! Unfortunately, the party was postponed because 2020 happened. But that didn't stop my desire to create things for people. After much encouragement from family and friends I decided to start Anchor Designs & More.
But you don't design or sell anchors...
I have been asked several times why I chose an achor for my business. The anchor is a symbol of strength which reflects my life. I was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a form of Muscular Dystrophy, when I was a toddler. The doctors told my parents that I probably wouldn't live pass the age of 5, but here I am over 30 years later. I have had to overcome many obstacles and setbacks throughout my life, but I have become a better and stronger person every time.
The anchor also symbolizes two of my heroes, my grandfathers. One served in the United States Navy during World War II and the other served in the United States Coast Guard. The anchor is my way of honoring their memory and their service to our country.