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About this blog:

When I started this blog in January of 2011, I had no idea where it would take me. I had an idea for a new homemaker's journal and initially shared not only my craft projects, but also recipes, cleaning tips... everything that goes with keeping a home. Little did I expect that crafting my wardrobe would take hold of me so fully!  It's not that I don't still cook and clean ;) but sewing and knitting projects are so much more fun to share!

I've loved becoming a part of this growing, welcoming community over the years and have been inspired by so many of you! I hope this blog returns the favor and encourages even just a few to try a new textile craft or, for those already as addicted as I am, a new technique or fabric.



  
About me:

Hi, I'm Jennifer! Jenny to all of you J B  I currently reside in one of Metro Atlanta's northern suburbs, which is a lovely balance of charm and big city convenience. You're sure to find a little of both in the background of my photos.  I moved here in 2012 with my fiance (and photographer), Brandon, and our dog, CoCo.  But, Brandon and I are originally from southeastern Virginia (we adopted CoCo along the way). I've been sewing since roughly 2010 and am mostly self-taught, save for a few Craftsy classes.  I'm currently sewing on a Pfaff Ambition 1.0 and a Janome Juno 3434D. Aside from sewing, I love knitting, [greenspace] bike riding, and yoga. {6/2017}

Contact:

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please don't hesitate to share!  Email me at hellojennymaker at gmail dot com

4 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    I found you because I was looking for input from other seamstresses about McCall 6027. My 14 year old daughter chose the pattern for me to make a dress for the 8th grade dance. She is very particular about color and style (generally a jeans and hoodie girl). You did a great job with the dress. My daughter will probably want a solid color, so your picture was very helpful. I think that I'll want to bring the neckline higher and make the straps a bit wider.

    I had to write to you when I read your little "bio". My kids and I have been enjoying watching some Midsomer Murders on a dvd I borrowed from the library just last week. I had never heard of the series before, but I'm definitely going to borrow some more dvds of the series.

    We live in a suburb outside Boston. At least the weather is better where you are!

    Ellen

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    1. Hi Ellen! It's so nice to meet you!

      Thank you for your comments on my red dress. I'm very glad you found my review helpful! I would agree the neckline could go a bit higher. Widening the straps is also a great idea and would make turning the dress easier if you choose to use my invisible zipper method.

      Isn't "Midsomer Murders" great!? Netflix recommended it to me a while ago (or I would have never found it) and it is certainly one of its better suggestions.

      Boston is a lovely area! Though, I will agree our weather here is much more mild these days.

      I do hope you'll stop by again!

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  2. Hi Jennifer! I loved your post about the invisible zipper and the lining. I live in Mandeville, so it was nice to see someone in the area sewing. I have kids your age, so I am probably closer to your Mom's age. I sewed about 25 years ago, and then took a break with family and work.This was pre-internet, and wow have things changed for the better. There is so much info, it can be a bit overwhelming. So glad you are sewing.

    Sherrill

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    1. Hi, Sherrill! I'm so glad you liked the post! I recently passed through your area, to and from vacation. How cool - I've never met anyone here who sews (aside from quilts, of course). It's so nice you've been able to start sewing again. I agree, the availability of information is astounding! Everyone is just so helpful. I do hope you stop by again. :-)

      Happy sewing!

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