I am a mom, a teacher and a self proclaimed geek. I have always been surrounded by crafty women. Both my grandmothers were seamstresses and they were so creative! I started sewing at the age of 5 on my very own Singer pedal sewing machine. It was huge! Later I went to an all girls school and learned to knit from the nuns. We had to finish one project a year. Little did I know, that I was learning skills that would stay with me all this ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since September 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Essential Techniques for Sketching the Energy of Places
Picking Up Stitches: Necklines, Hems & More
Fiber Preparation for Spinning
Realistic Watercolors Step by Step
Playful Textures for Easy Appliqué Quilts
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Yarn Substitution Made Easy
Fusible Appliqué Made Easy
The Sewer's Toolbox: Presser Feet & Needles
The Perfect Cupcake
Basic Fondant Techniques
Machine Embroidered Classics
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Resin Sculpting & Casting Techniques
Wear What You Knit: Perfect Sweater Fit & Style
40 Techniques Every Stamper Should Know
Paint Better Portraits: Realistic Skin Tones
Knit Faster With Portuguese Knitting
Watercolor Cards Made Simple
Low & Slow BBQ at Home
Stitch Savvy: Creative Machine Embellishments
Colorful Scrap Quilting
Sewing Notions Workshop
Cooking With Spices
2015 Summer Block of the Month
Sew Quick, Quicker, Quickest
Improve Your Quilts: 37 Troubleshooting Techniques
Mastering Construction: Facings & Linings
Bead Embroidery
Sew Confident
Pet Portraits in Colored Pencil
Embroidering With Ribbon
Shop Essentials
Table Saw Tips & Techniques
The Extended Harvest
Arts & Crafts Style
Drawing Birds in Brush & Ink
Improve Your Crochet
Pet Portraits
Cooking Mistakes
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Crazy Quilts
The Couture Dress
Woodturning Basics: The Bowl
Drawing Children: Charcoal Portraits
The Seamless Artemisia Sweater
Quick & Easy Crochet Cables
Sketch It, Fuse It, Quilt It
Drawing Facial Expressions
Classic Pies Made Easy
The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Hands
Creative Wire-Wrapping Techniques
Sketching for Concept Art
Narrative Portraiture: Painting in Acrylic
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Gluten-Free Italian Classics
Sketching People in Motion
Knit Faster With Continental Knitting
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
See It, Crochet It: Reading Diagrams
Handheld Router Techniques & Tips
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
How to Make Gnocchi Like a Pro
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Handknit Garment Design
New Directions in Lace
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You Really Want
Drafting From Worsted to Woolen
Radiant Portraits in Colored Pencil
Artistic Marquetry Techniques
Cabinetry Tips & Techniques
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
Machine Quilting Negative Space
Drawers for Cabinetry & Fine Furniture
Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results
Amazing Appliqué
Sewing Designer Details With Simplicity
Growing Heirloom Tomatoes
Crocheting in the Round
Underneath It All
Quick & Easy Quilting
The Wilton Method®: Buttercream Skills
Pickup Stick & Finger Control Techniques
Embroidering Texture & Dimension by Hand
40 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off
Mixed Media Drawing
Dog Photography
25 Innovative Photoshop Techniques for Photo & Video
Designing Modern Quilts
Multi-Axis Woodturning
Woodturning Essentials
The Wilton Method®: Creative Cake Pops
Design Your Own Handbag
Making Leather Bags
Flawless Finishing
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Spectacular Stamping
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Bonsai Wiring Essentials
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Sewing With Knits
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Sewing Designer Jeans
Creative Serging
Fashion Draping: Bias Design
Mexican Street Food: Tacos & Salsas
Foundations of Spinning
Fast-Track Fitting
Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details
Playing with Curves
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Machine Embroidery, Hand-Stitched Looks
Shuttle Tatting
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
The Perfect Wrap Knit Dress
Transform Your Garden Design
Create Stunning Birthday Cards
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
Spinning Dyed Fibers
Rigid Heddle Weaving
The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits
20 Essential Cooking Techniques
Fire Up the Fish
Doors for Cabinetry & Fine Furniture
The Essentials for Understanding Light
Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting
Quilting Quickly II
Plug & Play: Custom Scarves & Shawls
Beginner Serging
The Art & Science of Perspective
Rigid Heddle Weaving: Beyond the Basics
The Art of the Picture Book
The Fair Isle Vest
Celtic Cables
Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies
Love Your Vegetables
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
Stranded Colorwork: Basics & Beyond
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Amazing Crochet Textures
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Professional Family Portraits
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Painting Realistic Watercolors
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Building Flavorful Soups
Lace from the Inside Out
Torch-Fired Precious Metal Clay
Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace
Complete Knife Skills
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Improve Your Knitting
Favorite Asian Dumplings from Scratch
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Meat & Tomato
Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor
Explorations In Cables
The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan
Heirloom Lace Edgings
Blocking Handknits
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Mittens and Gloves Galore
Micro Torch Basics
Creative Quilt Backs
Modern Buttercream
Classic Croissants at Home
Artisan Bread Making
Know Your Wool
Short Rows
Shoot It!
Lace Shawl Design
How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters
Jam & Marmalade
Knitting With Beads
Amigurumi: Woodland Animals
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Knit Original Toe-Up Socks
Machine Quilting
Curvy Crochet
Mastering Lace Shawls
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Sewing Studio
Quilting Quickly
Ins & Outs of Grafting
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Portraits in Watercolor
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Creative Cabled Necklines
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
The Hand-Painted Cake
Perfect Pizza at Home
Next Steps in Fair Isle: Mittens & Hat
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Getting Started With the Flex Shaft
Acrylic Color Mixing Made Easy
The Bandsaw: Setting Up for Successful Sawing
Help! How Do I Quilt It?
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Woodturning Basics: Seven Handy Kitchen Items
Simply Stunning Scarves
Draw Better Portraits
Seaming Beyond the Basics
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Finishing School: Better Borders
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Sewing on the Edge
Asian Wrap & Roll
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Milling Lumber
Picture Book Illustration

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

6 Class Projects

Class: Dog Photography
with Anthony Helton

Class: Drawing Children: Charcoal Portraits
with Hetty Easter

Class: The Fair Isle Vest
with Mary Jane Mucklestone

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