Q: Do you sew EVERY day?
A: Pretty much without exception, yes.
Q: Do you really sew everything you show on the blog?
A: With the exception of the one Mom Swap I did where I sewed the other seamstress's daughter an outfit, yes, all sewn by me.
Q: Don't you think its a little much?
A: Somedays..then when I see how much she is enjoying it, it's all worth it. And it is stretching me as a seamstress to try new things.
Q: What is your favorite part of this project?
A: The bonding with my daughter. This is something she nor I will ever forget.
Q: What do you hope to gain by doing this?
A: I hope that more people will sew for their older kids. I hope that more designers will design for older kids. I hope more kids will want to have handmade clothes.
Q: Do you have a sewing background?
A: I have been sewing for about 5 years. I have a sewing certificate from our local university. I also have attended the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion 6 times (7 in Feb) where I have done continuing education in heirloom and specialized children's clothing. My background isn't sewing though. I never sewed growing up minus a semester of Home Ec in Junior High. I have a BS in Political Science, an AAS in Computer Science and a MPA. I also attended law school. I was a Political Science instructor for several colleges and universities before I dedicated myself to staying at home with my kids.
Q: Do you only have a daughter?
A: No, I have two children. I have a son who will be 13 in December.
Q: Do you sew for your son?
A: Sometimes, but not as much. He is already 5'5 and in a men's size med clothes.
Q: Any other family?
A: I have been married for 15 years to my college sweetheart. I am blessed to still have both of my parents who live near us, as well. I also have a brother, two brother in laws and their wives, two nieces and several nephews. I have a huge fur family as well. We are big into animal rescue. I have a papillon who we rescued from Atlanta, a lab/shepherd mix that we adopted on the day she was going to be put to sleep at our local animal control, a 15 yr old rescue cat in renal failure, 2 1.5 yr old cats one from a rescue and one from a kill shelter, and a pair of kittens we just got after the loss of the pet love of my life. I would have more if my house and property could hold them.
Q: Any other hobbies besides sewing?
A: You mean is there time? I am also a runner. I have run three marathons (Chickamauga, Atlanta, and The National Breast Cancer Marathon 26.2 with Donna). I have run countless half marathons to include Disney, Soldier, Albany (GA), Atlanta, Auburn (AL), Museum of Aviation (Warner Robbins, GA). I am usually running some various 5 or 10k on the weekend. I fractured my shoulder this year at the North Face Endurance Challenge 10k after a nasty fall down a hill. It was an awful experience, but I was able to complete my 4th Soldier Half Marathon 6 weeks after the fall and that meant the world to me.
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