How did you learn to sew?
I started when I moved to college. I just dabbled here and there but got serious when my husband started grad school. I needed a creative outlet to counterbalance my scientific job. I started with baby items but then started doing things for me and things for my home.
What inspires your designs?
I like clean, modern, simple things. I am inspired by nature, textures and my son's enthusiasm for life.
What kind of machine do you use?
A Singer Prelude. I think this is a fine machine. It is very simple but works very well for basic sewing. If you're thinking of getting into sewing and don't want a big financial commitment, this would be a great machine. I don't get any endorsements from Singer, just so you know. Someday I really want a better machine but for now, this works.
How do you find time to sew, chase a two year old and explore DC?
I try to only sew when my little boy is sleeping. He does occasionally help me choose buttons or coordinating fabrics. He has an eye for that. I do a lot of it in the evenings after he goes to bed. We explore DC while he's awake. We both get a little itchy if we stay home too long, we like to be moving and shaking. So yeah, we're busy but happy.