Welcome! Thank you for visiting my shop!

Sixteen Stories is all about sharing your story, so I thought it was only fair to share mine with you!

My name is Carli and I'm the one woman show that is Sixteen Stories!
I have a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising Management from both Oneonta State College and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I lived and worked in NYC for over seven years in the fashion industry before returning to Upstate New York to be closer to my family. Since there aren't too many fashion jobs in UNY, I had to find a new creative outlet. Enter Sixteen Stories!

I started out making signs for myself to decorate my new home and fell in love with the whole process. After filling all my own walls with signs, I began to make things for friends and family. I turned my basement into my workshop and now spend most of my free time down there. From start to finish every project is handmade by me, from design right down to the frame!

Some random facts about me:

  • I come from a huge family of DIYers. My parents and two brothers are also hands on kinds of people. We all have our own workshops in each of our basements. From woodworking to CNC machines and even a fully outfitted pottery studio, chances are you'll find us working on something on any given day.
  • I have a sidekick; her name is Rosie and she's my 15 year old West Highland white terrier. She comes with me almost everywhere I go. Her favorite place to visit is Lowe's, so she accompanies me on all my supply runs!
  • I LOVE to read! I almost never watch tv, but I read every day without fail.
  • Since fashion is my first love, I have an unhealthy addiction to online shopping. I have more clothes and shoes than can fit in my closets, but that doesn't stop me from buying more.
  • I love interior decorating! After buying a house with only the furniture from my tiny one bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, I needed almost everything. I've spent many days browsing Home Goods and Target and even DIYing a few things myself. I love to help others decorate their homes as well, mostly with custom Sixteen Stories products!

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