I enjoy designing creative items that are both beautiful and functional.
I also enjoy the challenge of breaking down a project into manageable steps.
It gives me great satisfaction to see others creating my designs for themselves!
My first pattern for the Seamstress Apron in 2006 spun off into the creation of
2 more patterns in early 2007. The collection now includes 11 patterns!
My sewing studio is a converted area in our home.
I sew on a Bernina 440QE - a wonderful machine!
In addition to patterns, I occasionally add fabric, notions and
handmade items to the shop.
I hope you find fun, easy-to-use sewing items here that inspire you to
GO MAKE SOMETHING!
In addition to sewing, I enjoy photography. I started out with the goal of taking better pictures of my sewing projects, but quickly discovered that this new hobby could be just as therapeutic and time-consuming as sewing.
I am the homeschooling mom of 3 boys, now all teenagers. I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, and now live in Texas, USA - 2 completely different worlds, each with its unique blessings. Before becoming a mom, I worked as a school-based occupational therapist assisting children who had difficulty functioning in the classroom.
This is my sewing studio on a clean day!
Since posting a picture of these fabric storage shelves on my blog I have gotten a lot of questions about plans and dimensions. These shelves were based off of the Cameron Storage System from Pottery Barn Kids (found here). I had originally purchased the shelves from them, but because of my chemical sensitivity, I had to return them. The off-gassing from the MDF boards and paint were overwhelming and gave me a headache when I unpacked them. I returned them and asked a cabinetmaker to make them for me from real wood and zero VOC paint. The dimensions are very similar to the Cameron Storage System and my cabinetmaker added an extra layer of shelving to mine. Mine is also just 3 separate pieces rather than 6.