Hello! I’m Mindy and I’m so glad you are here. Make yourself comfortable and grab a cup of hot tea so we can chat. Where shall I start?
As long as I can remember I have LOVED making things and crafting. It first started with folding origami cranes with grandma as a child. Eventually I would fold napkins and tissue paper when my family and I went out to eat. Soon I was the kid with stacks of origami books and paper.
Then my grandmother and dad (yes my dad! My mom hates all things sewing) showed me how to hand sew and that was my first introduction to sewing.
In the sixth grade I took a weaving class where we learned how to weave yarn belts. Towards the end of the semester, I needed help attaching two yarn belts together and my teacher let me use her sewing machine. It was a straight stitch with a few back stitches at most, and took a total of maybe 5 minutes. However, I fell in LOVE. I couldn’t stop thinking about the sewing machine.
I begged my parents to buy me a sewing machine and gathered up all the red envelop money I had saved over the years. My parents agreed, and the rest was history.
I continued sewing in high school, making skirts, bags, stuffed toys, and even my senior prom dress. It seemed I could never get tired of all the exciting things to make, nor was there enough time to finish all the project I wanted to make!
Eventually, by the grace of God, I was able to get an associates degree from Houston Community College in Fashion Design. It took seven years as I worked and would only take classes at night or on my days off. However, it was a dream come true and I learned so much about sewing through those years!
Today, I continue sewing for myself and others. My favorite things to sew are inspired by current pop culture (think Disney, Studio Ghibli, etc) so you will see a lot of that here.
My hope is that through this blog you will be inspired to sew something to bless those around you. Even if you are not a sewer, or are intimidated by sewing, I hope the tutorials will help guide you one step at a time to improve your sewing skills.
Take a look around, and happy sewing 🙂