Rents in the Bay Area are pricey, and I share a 1-bedroom apartment with my husband Tim and our two cats, Ringo and Pierre. My "sewing studio" is the kitchen table, hence the title of the blog. And by kitchen table I mean the small patio furniture we use as a kitchen table! I've converted the butcher block to a sewing supply table, and once I burned a banana because my iron was a little too close to our countertop fruit bowl. But I make it work! The kitchen is also serves as our graduate student office, home-brewed beer bottling station, and the cat dining hall.
|Ringo at the serger.|
I mostly sew for myself and for Tim, but I do some sewing for family members when they ask, and sometimes when they don't. Unfortunately I didn't inherit my Mom's flair for quilting, most of my sewing is apparel. In recent months, I've overcome my fit-related fear of sewing jeans and pants and made my own wedding dress. I like to sew a mix of challenging projects that require learning new skills and instant gratification TNTs. My dream is to move from California to a place with real winters so I can sew a wool coat for each day of the week!
When I'm not sewing, I enjoy hiking and camping, spending time with my cats, dabbling in screen printing, watching football and WWE, adding to my tattoo collection, and exploring new places to eat/drink/laugh in SF.