Hello, hello!  So, I guess it’s my turn now.

I’m Laura and I too have a little problem with fabric...and all things sewing-hoarding.  It really doesn’t help that my wonderful husband of almost 19 years enables me, lol!  I sometimes feel like that red-headed mermaid:
I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I've got who's-its and what's-its galore
You want thing-a-mabobs?
I've got twenty…”

And so it goes - fabric, rulers, scissors, rotary cutters. And machines!  Don’t forget the machines-I’ve got almost every one available, haha!! Do I use them?  I try, I really do! The fun is in the journey, of course! ;)

I always say I am just a mom, but we all know that’s not right.  I’m a wife of almost 19 years and a mother of two teenage boys-the older one will be a senior in high school in a few short days.
I feel most at home in the kitchen or my sewing room, both are my happy places!

The very first thing I remember sewing was clothes for my brother’s Ewok toy. I must have been 9 or 10 at the time and made countless clothes for all of our toys, lol!  I am old enough that we had home ec in junior high. Why do the classes all seem to make aprons?  I made mine in camo fabric (I bought the wrong thread and sadly, you should not sew with buttonhole thread!  First of many well-learned lessons…)  My mom still has my apron, so every few years I am able to visit my first machine-made project.

In my late teens and early twenties most of my wardrobe was self-made and I LOVED it!  Over the years I have made clothing, pillows, bedding, drapes, bags...you name it, I’ve made it-I even made my prom dress in high school!  When my boys were little, I sewed tons of shorts and pants for them. As they grew older, they wanted less and less mommy-made, but the older one is very hard to fit and will let me make lounge pants now. :)

I’m super excited to begin my journey helping to promote Mabel Madison fabrics and hope you’ll come along for the ride! I love sewing with free patterns and tutorials (I’ll have one of those for you later this week!), so I hope to share a lot of those (along with paid patterns, of course) made with Mabel Madison fabrics this week (and beyond), and that means...more fabric!!

This week, in addition to my surprise pack, I’m going to share a few projects made from some great Stenzo prints.  I enjoy the easy care of these fabrics and the fact that they are all around 60” wide means that I get even more out of each yard! And we all know what that means--more fabric! ;)