Hi there! I am so grateful for the legacy of creative women who came before me- my mom taught me to sew and cook, my Grandmom taught me to crochet and paint ceramics, and my Grandma Clare taught me ...
Hi there! I am so grateful for the legacy of creative women who came before me- my mom taught me to sew and cook, my Grandmom taught me to crochet and paint ceramics, and my Grandma Clare taught me all about gardening....
I like to cook and sew and make quilts. I like to paint pretty pictures. I like to browse in cool shops, lurk in interesting museums, and loiter in book stores. I enjoy a good, warm, comforting cup of tea. I do my best thinking while Im lying awake in bed at 3 a.m. when Im supposed to be sleeping.
I am an artist and illustrator, and I design fabric and quilt & sewing patterns for the quilting industry. I also write and illustrate books featuring creative ideas like quilt patterns, craft projects, and recipes. My blog is called The Art of Home, and it's about being creative every day.... because home is the perfect place to indulge our creative urges
My name is Jacquelynne, and I just like to make stuff. Come along with me, I would love to meet you!
Imagine creating delightful projects that the little folks in your life will cherish...
Making yummy dishes in the kitchen that everyone in the family can help to make (and will gobble up!)
Watching your little folks play & learn with fun activity sheets....
Child's Play is a gorgeous full-color 56 page book! Includes patterns for 2 quilts (each with 2 different colorways), a roomy tote bag, 3 stuffed animals (cat, puppy, bunny), 2 hand embroidery projects.... PLUS kids' crafts & activity sheets and 3 super simple, yummy recipes that your whole family will love!
Beautifully photographed & illustrated by author/artist Jacquelynne Steves.
Includes lots of step-by-step instructional photos, and even links to free instructional videos!
(from the introduction):
This little project began as a simple quilt pattern.... But then more and more ideas evolved until it became a 56 page book! But such is the way with creativity- it feeds upon itself and gathers momentum if we will give it a chance!
While a child's play may be their temporary vocation, we as adults need to have fun too! I think it is our responsibility to ourselves (and to those who have to live with us!) to find enjoyment and fun in life, in whatever form that might take. If you are reading this, then you probably find enjoyment in the creative process- making things for yourself and for others, simply for the relaxation of the creative process and for the satisfaction that the finished product brings.
In this book there are lots of ways to feed your creativity- and your family, too! You will find several sewing projects such as quilts, stuffed animals, and a useful tote bag. There are several activities and crafts for the kids- now more than ever it is crucial for them to get away from the "screen" and nurture their creative muscles. Finally, kid friendly recipes need to fit a few criteria- they have to be fairly healthy, they have to be simple enough so the kids can help out in the kitchen, and of course, they have to be tasty!
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.