About this blog:

When I started this blog in January of 2011, I had no idea where it would take me. I intended it to be 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.  My husband/photographer, Brandon, and I are originally from southeastern Virginia and moved here in 2012, via a few years in the Midwest. I've been sewing since roughly 2010 and am mostly self-taught.  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. {11/2020}


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


  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!


    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!

  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.


    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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