hi! my name is kristin. i am the mother of two little ones, and i love to sew.
my mom sewed a lot and taught me the basics when i was growing up. i sewed my bedroom curtains and an unsuccessful skirt in middle school, and that was it for a while. then my husband gave me a sewing machine for mother’s day 2009, and i started sewing for my daughter that summer. i was quickly hooked, and started a flickr page to keep track of my creations, because i realized i ended up giving a lot of things away. i started blogging officially on this site in march 2011.
i consider myself mostly self-taught from books, independent patterns, and free online tutorials, but am so grateful to my mom for sewing for my sisters and i when we were little, so sewing was familiar to me even when i first started. i love picking fabric combinations and seeing it come to life. i think of sewing as creating usable art.
i’d like to learn to knit and crochet, but for now, i just sew.
i work an office job 4 days a week. i mostly sew (and blog) during naptimes or after the kids are in bed at night.
- my sewing machine is a Brother CS6000i
- my serger is a Brother 1034D
i like them both.
i can be reached at skirtastop(at)gmail(dot)com
thanks for visiting my blog!