Made with Moxie: Starting the New Year

January 21, 2013

Starting the New Year

Hi! Remember me? I've been writing blog posts to you all month long, but the tele-typer in my brain doesn't seem to be functioning very well. Maybe my wireless is on the fritz? I have some goals and plans for 2013 to share. Oh, hey, and a tutorial I promised you months ago about how to make your favorite tshirt into a hoodie. Oy!

I've been sewing quite a bit since I am in between semesters as school and loving it. The kids and I also ate something bad last week and spent a few days making lots and lots of laundry. I'm supposed to be 'taking it easy' as per my husband's orders. I don't 'take it easy' very well. It would take major effort to sit still for ten minutes and you know I'd spend those ten minutes thinking about everything I could and need to be doing.

In the spirit of 'taking it easy', I'm excited to post that the lovely Kara at Me and Elna picked me for her Liebster Award. If you don't know what it is, that's okay. No one does. It's the blog equivalent of a chain letter that changes over and over again.

Kara did ask my to answer some fun questions as part of the Award so I thought I would share them with you here. Lucky you! Before I do thought, if you could please take the time to go to vote for my blog here, I have been nominated as one of the Top 25 Creative Mom blogs for 2013. Thank you in advance!

What's your favorite fabric line?
I don't know if I can pick one line. I fall in love with too may fabrics everyday! My latest love is Salt Water by Tula Pink.

Where do you do most of your crafty making?
I am super lucky and have a have a studio set up in the office room of our house!

Tell us about your day job.
I currently am a stay at home mom to my two kiddos and am going back to school to start a new career as a congenital cardiac sonographer.

If you had a week to spend with nobody but yourself and an unlimited amount of funds, what would you do?
I would do to Fiji and read on the beach and get massages.

When did you start your crafty empire?
I started as a Maker full time when I quit my job after my daughter was born. It was only then that I had the time to focus on making and selling. And raising our children.

What's your favorite quote or philosophy?
Dare to be Different.
Never let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Emerson)

What makes you happy?
I make me happy. I am in control of my life. I am in a daily partnership with my best friend. We have made awesome sauce little kids. Also, fabric, beer, fabric, and getting mail.

What's the biggest crapper of a mistake that you've made while being crafty?
Making something for someone who didn't appreciate it. It was a waste of my time and effort and I worked so hard on it and it is gone.

Tell us your guilty pleasure!
I suppose it would have to be reading. Because I'm not making anything or doing anything productive. I'm taking the time to be selfish and relax and disappearing.

Toilet paper- over or under?
Always over. Under is wrong. Just wrong.

Describe yourself in one word and one word only.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some sunbutter and jelly sandwiches to make. Hope you all are enjoying the new year!



  1. Love it all! :-) Are you enjoying learning to become a sonographer? I've wanted to do ob/gyn sonography(although I know it's a flooded market, it's what I'm most interested in...also means there's a wait to get into the classes in my area) for a few years now. Waiting to have the money for school... Also, I'm jealous that someone in your family is eating sunbutter! My son hates it which SUCKS because his school is treenut free. Oh well! cheers!

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