Fabric and Fun: Sandy Fidura-Phillips

By Leslie Moore

Fabric and Fun: Sandy Fidura-Phillips

Sandy Fidura-Phillips, Fabric Décor and More

Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. My family vacationed in Myrtle Beach for over 20 years, and in 2004 we decided to move here permanently. I am a widow with two boys, Aaron is 25 and Brett is 22.

I am passionate about animal rescue and have several rescued pets! My partners in Fabric Décor and More, Bob and Linda Sheahan, are also animal lovers. We actually started this business with the idea of financing an animal rescue, and are starting to look for property now. The shelter will be called Laura’s Sanctuary, after my dog Laura who was rescued in 2013.

Tell us a little about your mother.

My wonderful mom always loved and encouraged me in whatever I wanted to do – whether it was cooking with her or working in my dad’s workshop. She stayed at home and my grandparents lived with us. I was an only child and it was like having two sets of parents! Because of my mother and grandmother, I am a positive person with empathy and compassion for others.

Growing up, what was your favorite dish prepared by your mother or grandmother?

I loved all the wonderful food my mother and grandmother cooked – we are of Polish ancestry, and my favorite traditional Polish foods are pierogies and stuffed cabbage. My mother was also an amazing cookie baker, and I now make the same ones she did.

My boys love the traditional Polish dishes I prepare. We keep up the family traditions – our families are so important, we only have them for a short time. On Mother’s Day, the boys will cook for me!

Have you always loved fabric and accessories? How does an accessory change a room?

I have always loved fabric and interior design. I learned to sew as a very young child when my mother or grandmother would push the treadle as I sewed because my feet wouldn’t reach. I made my first pair of custom drapes at 17. A friend of my mother’s had a custom drapery workroom, and one day I was there and saw a pair of silk drapes cut out and ready to sew, so I sat down and finished them.

Fabric Décor and More is a fun place! Our staff understands how easy it is to become overwhelmed when choosing décor, and we are here to help. We will do whatever it takes for you to be happy with your choices. What you add to your space makes it personal. There may be a lot of beige sofas around, but your accessories complete the look and finish your first impression of the room.

We always enjoy having people stop by just to say hello and look around! Our store is beautiful and a great place to browse.

Fabric Décor and More is located at 6613 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. Stop by and see Sandy or call 843-946-6644. Visit her online at www.fabricdecorandmore.com.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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