"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I currently live in Chicago, Illinois. I have two kids, William and Violet, who are respectively 7 and 5 years old. I loves sewing, horses, photography, books, Australian shepherds, and music.
Sewing is a passion that runs in my family. I grew up seeing my grandmother, mother and aunts sewing. I learned the basics when I was in 3rd grade, when my mom gave me and my friend sewing classes once a week. The first thing I made was a dress which I proudly wore to school.
Fast forward to 2010, I started my sewing blog, Sew Sweetness, named after one of my favorite Jimmy Eat World songs. It just sounded appropriate with the word 'sew' in front of it. I started to blog not only because the online sewing community inspired me to share my creations, but because I was passionate about sewing.
Since 2010, I have written more than 40 bag patterns, I have had a variety of items showcased at Quilt Market booths, and my work has been featured in both national and international sewing magazines. In November of 2013 I had my first book published, Big-City Bags, and I am currently working on my second book.