I love her site and the many different projects she blogs and creates tutorials on. She is a crafty person and not that other kind, the creative crafty kind! She has so many great ideas from quilting to furniture and home decor. She has great ideas for a simple budget and in this economy I love seeing those.
I hope you fall in love with her ideas and she inspires you to become crafty too!
1.When did you first start sewing and why?
I first started sewing when I was probably in the 4th grade. My mom taught sewing lessons to other kids in the neighborhood and my older sister and I were rounded up to make the class full. I remember making a drawstring bag to hold my sewing supplies. Later, I worked for my mom, who is an award-winning Workroom Professional, sewing drapery panels and pillows and stuff like that. Being a poor college student with a baby made me break down and start making clothes for the wee one. I just started picking up quilting thanks to my BFF... it is really satisfying!
2.Name two sewing blogs you frequent.
Who DOESN'T frequent MADE? I love Dana's ideas and courage to make patterns simply by using existing clothes. And I always get excited when Jill from Homemade by Jill has a new project to share; she is the person who inspired me to start a blog in the first place. She'll always sit high on the crafty pedestal in my book.
3.Do you have one thing that inspires you?
My followers! I go to every follower's profile and like to learn a little about them. I have found so many great blogs, good ideas, and motivation through my bloggy friends.
4.When you are not sewing, what do you do? I really enjoy reading, watching movies with my main squeeze (usually chick flicks- Lucky for me, the man doesn't mind girly movies as long as he can watch some ESPN after), and playing with my kiddos, ages 3 and 9 months. And... go to fabric stores, much to the chagrin of said main squeeze.
5. As a child, what did you want to grow and an do/be?
I wanted to be a mom/dental hygienist, but when I barely scraped out a C in college chemistry... I changed courses and majored in Home and Family Living with an emphasis in Interior Design. Not that you can tell by looking at my apartment... now I just dream of publishing a children's picture book and becoming Ree Drummond, minus the cows in the yard.
6. Anything else to share?
A pitiful fact about me is that I really dislike cooking. Probably because I ruin nearly everything I touch, but it is the bane of my existence. I am always so impressed with people (and my followers) who are great at cooking. Hello, domestic goddesses. I am not one of them. I do, however, love to sing and do all things musical. I am in a small group where we sing together just for kicks and giggles and it makes my week! I am the choir director and chorister at my church, so music takes up a bit of my time :)
Here are some of her favorite projects she has blogged about.