Hello Friends,

My name is Shayna and I'm the mastermind behind Enlightened Libra Creations. Everything you see on this website (including the website) was made from scratch by me.

Thank you ever so much for stopping by and taking a moment to read about my wearable artwork. I hope I will have the chance to get to meet you, either through email, live chat, out at a show or festival or by phone.

It's always so delightful getting to know my customers and expanding the ELC family.

If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me. I don't bite and you will always receive prompt friendly responses.



My Story

The truth is, I have been designing and making clothing for over 27 years. It all started when I was 5. I was spending the summer at my grandmothers house and after watching her make me a dress I knew I had to learn how to sew.

I started out hand sewing clothing for my My Little Ponies and Care Bears. After that summer I was addicted. Every summer after I would spend all day sewing, reading books and watching cartoons :)

I think I was about 7 when my grandmother allowed me to start using her sewing machine and started teaching me how to use patterns. By the age of 10 I was drafting my own patterns and reconstructing my old clothing.

Those years were by far some of my favorites and I think planted the seed of making clothing for a living. It was so funny because back then my grandmother would always ask me if I wanted to grow up and be a mom and I would always say, nope, I want to own my own business and do what I want to do.

Little did I know, those lazy summers would save me from a life of jobs I hated.

Enlightened Libra Creations Origin Story

Enlightened Libra Creations started out way back in 1997. Even though at that time I didn't require a name and I sold mostly to friends and family.

Then around 1998, I was working a crap job that I hated and in a weird accident I sprained my ankle and tore a ligament. While I was off of work healing I began sewing at my kitchen table with my good foot. Right about this same time, my Mom passed away and my 2 little brothers came to live with me.

I knew I had to go back to work soon but I had my brothers to take care of. I needed the money but I also knew I didn't want to leave them alone to go to work.

Right when I started stressing over the situation I said F@*# it and posted some items I had made on ebay. To my delight they were all purchased quickly and people were bombarding me with emails to make more. The light came on in my head and surprise surprise, my bills were paid. I thought hey, maybe I don't have to go back to work. Maybe this can be my new job.

I had no idea that 14 plus years later I would still be making clothing and loving every second of my life.

One of the hardest times in my life actually shaped my life into my greatest accomplishment. Maybe it's the reason why I put so much time and care and love into every item I make. I like to think that the time I got to spend at home raising my brothers was a gift from all of you. You believed in me when I needed it most and helped me grow my business from a sewing machine on my kitchen table to what it is now.

All of you through your purchases, words of encouragement and word of mouth advertising, were my co parents in a way. Through your purchases, you bought new shoes and school uniforms. You bought Christmas presents and paid for new skateboards. You saved my dogs life when he needed emergency surgery. You fed us, kept our lights on and most of all let us have time to heal and bond as a family.

I don't think I will ever be able to thank all of you enough. You made my dream a reality.

Thank you!