Let me introduce you...

...to my first sewing project. 

Cowboys! Reminded me of where we lived before: Austin, Texas
My first sewing project

 I would love to be able to tell you that I as a child I learned to sew alongside my grandmother as she baked us cookies. But unfortunately my grandmother spent most of her time running illegal numbers and running from the cops (that's a whole other story). So I took it upon myself at the ripe old age of 30 to learn to sew.

I love to create things with my hands: meals, breads, crafts. So it made sense that sewing and I would *click*. I never would have considered it had my friend Sara not sparked my interest. She sewed me the most adorable vintage apron for Christmas and I was left in awe after seeing it.

Flash forward a few months and I am an expat in London and in heavy need of a creative outlet. Enter The Make Lounge and after a few classes I was loving the projects I was creating.

My first apron, and second project
I conquered straight stitches. Hurrah!
Soon began the loyal partnership between me and my new sewing machine, Dorothy. I am looking forward to writing about our late nights, long hours and sometimes fiery meetings. Hope you will stop by and see what's going on and feel free to share your thoughts!


  1. re: fiery meetings:

    I have a distinct image of you and Dorothy, duking it out one night. You, with a whiskey on the rocks. Her with a sharp needle, mocking you.

    But you will totally, undoubtedly win all your battles.

  2. The cowboy print is so fun and I look forward to seeing what you'll make! The lady has good taste in fabric. Say hi to Dorothy for me.

  3. hahahahha. I love the fact that you'vr named your sewing machine "Dorothy". Mine does not have a name yet. I wonder what I could name her. I like the cowboy print. I've got family in Dallas, Texas.