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Hi! I’m a thirty-something sewing / craft blogger and I love to make stuff. Crafting keeps me sane while I work at home/homeschool my two young kids. Embroidery, hand sewing, refashioning, handmade softies and upcycled crafts are my favorite but I am always trying something new!

I have had projects published and/or featured in all sorts of wonderful places:

Fast, Random Facts:

  • If I’m not crafting, sewing, or blogging I am probably reading, hiking, or planning our next family vacation (I share that type of stuff on my other blog, www.exploremorecleanless.com).
  • I typically have 4 projects in various stages of completion, and I spend way too much time online.
  • Blogging keeps my creative energy flowing and makes me more accountable – without deadlines and collaborative projects  I end up “pinning” more than I actually make.
  • Crafts are in my blood, my Mom makes beautiful things (like this quilt!) and my Grandma sewed too. Check out my very first refashion, from high school, in this post about why I create.
  • I broke my back sledding (!!) in college, which makes sitting in chairs uncomfortable for long periods of time. I never use a foot pedal and press a start/stop button while I sew, so I can sit cross-legged!
  • I used to enter sweepstakes as a hobby, and once won $10k from CBS.

I hope as you click through you are inspired to make something. Thanks for stopping by – I’d love to hear from you!

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samlazenby

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

I could not down load the dinosaur t-shirt pattern. I have clicked all over and checked every link and nothing works.

Lois E Kundel

Thursday 27th of January 2022

Hi Stephanie ~ I'm trying to connect with you regarding a Christmas tree skirt pattern I saw on your website. Please let me know the best way to connect. Thanks Lois

Patricia Mata

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

I never did find the pattern for making a dog bandana, could you forward it to me?

Jean

Saturday 15th of January 2022

I don't understand how to get the free felt unicorn pattern you had listed with Sulky. I don't want all the other manual library stuff and don't want to change my browser. Is there a way just to get the unicorn and flower directions without all the rest of that stuff?

Margaret Misegades

Friday 7th of January 2022

This is a comment about your clothing upcycle quilts. I cut hearts out of my late husband's shirts and appliqued them onto plain blocks, embellishing them with the shirt buttons and labels, among other things. By doing a relatively small cut, I was able to get a lot more out of the shirts and could make quilts for each of the children.

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