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About Me


Hi.  I'm Tricia.  I am the mother of two little boys, Clark and Miles. They bring me lots of joy, and a little bit of stress and frustration as well.  As a way to stay sane, and maintain some sense of identity, I sew.

I learned some basic sewing techniques from my mom as a little girl, but didn't start sewing until my first son was born.  I never thought I'd make clothing for my family, but I do it all the time now.

When I got married my mom wanted to buy me a sewing machine as a wedding gift, I told her I'd prefer a vacuum-what was I thinking?  I probably use my sewing machine more frequently than my vacuum...sad, but true.

I've always loved to create, it's just part of who I am.  I studied illustration in college, and feel that my experience in art really influences the way that I sew.  Understanding design basics and color theory are key to any successful project. Aside from sewing I really love book binding, painting, cooking, and one day I'll enjoy woodworking...I just know it.

Although I don't have any formal training in sewing/design, I'll share what I learn with you.  Feel free to ask me any questions that you might have. I'd love to learn together.

Aside from sewing here are a few extra pieces of information:

I have Celiac Disease, and eat gluten free-Woot Woot!
I'm a Mormon.
I can't roller skate.
Peanut butter and cinnamon bears are two of my favorite things.
I'm almost guaranteed to like anything with butter and sugar in it, it's a heavenly combination.
I can't sing.
I'm an Idaho girl.
I speak Spanish, but not perfectly.
I took my husband on his first date.
Our second date was seven years after our first.
I've been married for nearly five years.
I have ridiculously scrawny arms, but still think that I can beat you in arm wrestling...bring it on.
I'm quite shy, and writing about myself is less than enjoyable, so I'm done.

My two boys.









6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nawh, just came across your blog, intersting about me and adorable kids! :)

Por Tus Manos said...

Great blog, love it!
Greetings from Spain (¡Saludos desde EspaƱa! que he leido que controlas mi idioma)

Enkarna
Por Tus Manos
Tu red de manualidades
http://www.portusmanos.com

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I'm so excited.
I bought a Brother 1034D Serger 2 weeks ago.
I only know how to do basic serging. I can't wait to look at all
the Technique Tuesday blogs
and try out the things you are sharing.
Thank you for sharing.

Suzanne said...

Thank you for your uplifting, I can do it blog! I too eat gluten free, am a Mormon, and turned my Mom down on the sewing machine gift, but got a nativity set instead. And I use my sewing machine more than I thought.
I am going to try the apron from Men's shirt and hope to try the kids dress from the men's shirt! Thanks a ton!!

Katie said...

I found this blog through a Pinterest pin. I knew that we had something in common as soon as I read the name of your blog. I love the infinity scarf activity and I pinned it to my YW Activity ideas board for my Laurels. Thanks, so much!

Mark Gerber said...

Just found your blog and have never blogged before. I like to sew and making a baby quilt with applique so was viewing your tips and also see that you have celiac. My daughter has celiac and hoping that her intestine is healing completely...has been 6 months since diagnosis and she is great with leaving out the gluten. She is 16 and Rachel. Thanks for you tips. Rachel's mom Kathy