I’ve just reached my late, late twenties and I’ve called myself many things over the years: pattern designer, printer and sewer of textiles, blogger, amateur photographer, fabric wizard, wielder of needles, slow knitter, nerd …also a mediocre cook, but mostly I’m A Maker.
I stem from a long line of makers who taught me many lessons in how to ‘Make Do’ while ever appreciating the plain joy of making and doing. I live for the alchemy and empowerment of making, and the simple pleasure that accompanies crafting things to use and love every day. I believe the most genuine beauty is found in the things that are useful, and I certainly do my best to create beautiful things.
I currently reside in the Western New York area where I live with my family, my spirit animal (Lucille), and two agents of chaos (aka cats). I’m most inspired by my woodland surroundings, animals, folk art, bygone eras, and everyday objects. …and Lord Of The Rings (did I mention I was a nerd?).
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
― William Morris
“It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.”
― Bilbo Baggins