My grandmothers have always sewn: one did mostly clothing, while the other did home decor items, embroidery and gifts for her church. I got my first machine from my mother in 2010, then a few years after that, my grandmother passed down her 1975 Bernina to me. It still ran like the first day she brought it home!
I started out making small things like pillow cases and paci clips, but quickly grew a love and passion for making gifts for family and friends. I decided to open an Etsy shop in 2012 and have started dragging my boys (husband and son) to craft shows with me all over the greater Houston area. I’ve since added an embroidery machine to my shop and have found lots of other fun, new projects to add to my “to do” list.
Toddler nap mat covers and big kid sleepover mats have been a huge hit for me this year. I’m working on a tutorial for both, but you’re welcome to visit my Etsy shop in the meantime to check out what’s available now.