Out of lemons comes lemonade. That cliche fits the beginning of Two Funny Girls better than any other.
A photo of Kristy (and her brother, Jay/Web site helper) displaying Sara's first embroidery job in the late 1970s. She did this by hand with needle, thread and a sharpie marker. Thank goodness for technology!
In the Spring of 2000, a funny girl named Kristy received word that her mom, who also happens to be quite funny, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Five days after that diagnosis, Kristy's grandma died unexpectedly - if dying at 88 is ever unexpected. Before you get too depressed by this run of tragedy, know later that summer, Mom defeated breast cancer and has since lived as a survivor. Grandma is still missed, but she lived a full life and left a tidy little sum. Mom decided to purchase an embroidery sewing machine with a bit of that inheritance.
With that sewing machine Kristy and Sara - the daughter and mother who comprise Two Funny Girls - began personalizing clothes and other goodies. Kristy must be friends with every girl of a certain age in Texas and has been in all of their weddings and then attended their subsequent five million baby showers. She began hooking up her fertile friends with personalized gifts, stitched by her mom on that sewing machine. Of course, her friends loved the sweet stuff, but when Kristy's friends had personalization on everything that would sit still, Kristy and Sara decided to try out selling their wares. After selling out of merchandise at several local craft shows, they took their talent to the web and now serve clients all over the country.
Despite their success, neither Kristy nor Sara considers Two Funny Girls their day job. Kristy's "big girl job" is working as a privacy/data security consultant. Should the most unfortunate crime of identity theft befall you, email Kristy for tips and she'll point you in the right direction. Sara is an active retiree who enjoys golf and plays bridge. They run the business with the help of friends and family, including Sara's husband Jim, who serves as an occasional handy man and errand boy for the Two Funny Girls.
Kristy's dog, a sweet boxer named Pete, wants Two Funny Girls to fail miserably. His walks are often neglected as his dog-mom and dog-grandma spend some nights and weekends in front of the computer or sewing machine. As a compromise, the girls donate a portion of their proceeds to the Boxer Rescue and other charitable organizations in Dallas. Pete approves.
Kristy is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University. If you think there is a inordinate amount of maroon samples on the site - you are right. Gig 'Em.