Hey, Kathleen from Grosgrain here! I like to describe myself as an artsy craftsy, penny pinching, party planning, play dating, fashion finding, sci-fi loving, stay at home mother of three little girls and one little boy who always keeps her sewing machine plugged in and loves all things charming.
I sewed a lot of my own clothes in college just because I was short on money and really longed for some things I could not afford. Then when I entered the work force I sort of stopped sewing clothes and mostly stuck to curtains and slipcovers. After I had my second child in 2007 I was able to quit my job and stay home with them full time. But with just one household income I again found myself short on money but longing for the pretty things. At that time it was children's dresses mostly. So I started sewing again, only this time, for my girls, which was so much more rewarding than slipcovers. I started Grosgrain to journal my work and the rest is history.
Now that my two older girls are in school and have a say about their wardrobe which doesn't always match my tastes (think Nickelodeon sitcom) I sew mostly for myself. I also blog about any other creative adventure I find myself wrapped up in- household projects, cleaning tips, family vacations, hair styles. And I've been finding myself blogging about sewing less and less which is why I'm so psyched about February! It's only 10 degrees here in Pennsylvania. Perfect time to stay inside and sew;-)