I'm a rapidly-approaching-40-year-old mother to Arden and Hadley, my adorable little girls whom I love more than my arms can hold.  My husband Dave and I have been married for 5 years.  We have two black labs named Laser and Sophie, and three cats named Erwin, Otto, and Poe.  Who keep us on our toes with their antics and particularly Poe's annual haircut where he reduces in size by over 50%.  I'm a sometimes runner and former (and hopefully future) marathoner.  I spent over ten years training and teaching Muay Thai and while I miss how empowered and fit that made me feel, I really don't miss the time investment or all the bruises!

I've been creating as long as I can remember.  I made doll's clothes while staying with my grandma on her antique Singer.  My mom taught me how to cross-stitch when I was little, and we sewed a whole bedding ensemble for my cabbage patch doll Krissy Lynn.  Later Mom taught me how to crochet (which I've since forgotten and recently re-learned), and let me go with her to her monthly craft group, and occasionally sit in on her weekly stitch gathering.  As an adult, I learned how to quilt, and tried to start my own craft group where a friend taught me how to knit.  During my pregnancy, my nesting instinct took the form of sewing and knitting, and I made burp cloths out of cloth diapers, quilts for expecting friends, and knitted like a woman posessed.  After Arden was born, I made my husband and my brother-in-law "man slings" after Dave kept poaching my pink one.  Now, I have a small business selling my makings on Etsy, which now include PDF patterns!!

My Dad was a home builder and instilled in me a can-do attitude.  I'm not afraid of power tools, and am willing to try anything once.  I've tiled my own bathroom, re-fashioned an antique window into a shadow box/shelf, made a rolling ottoman out of a drawer, and re-screened a sliding door to name a few.  I'm working on a large build in Arden's room as part of a prize I won from Sawdust Girl Sandra Powell.

I hope you find something I write here interesting, funny, helpful, or inspirational.

Gotta run,



  1. Jenn, I am a new blogger and a new follower of yours! I found you through Creation Corner. I love the tree skirt and table runner! Great job. I'll be looking for more fun things from you! Blessings!

  2. I used to cross stitch as a kid too! I get my craftiness from my Grandma, and wished she taught me how to knit/crochet :( My dad is a total DIYer too and that's also where I get my mindset from :)I love getting him involved in my projects haha

  3. Hello,

    I just found your blog, you have made a lot of cute stuff.
    I see you have a Janome 9700, I am considering getting one. Any info you have about it would be great.

    Do you use a digitizing software? I know nothing about embroidery--yet!


  4. Hi...I was really enjoying the camera topic but it seems to be gone. Bummer, I thought it was really helpful.

  5. I found Too Cool T-Shirts thanks to you.... I'm going to place an order, well in a few months...I noticed they have a savings program and wanted to find out if you were saving for a quilt before I placed my order. If you are please let me know what name to put down as my referral. :) Aimee.Kuelling (at) gmail.

  6. You were robbed on Project Run & Play. Yours was way the most creative and artistic.


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