DIY Princess Crown

DIY Princess Crown

LOCAL THEATER PRODUCTION In the Fall of 2019, I was pleasured to get to assist the lead costumer at my local theatre with a few costume items for their featured Christmas play, How Hans Christian Anderson Defeated The Snow Princess. I was asked to combine a prom...

Vest Pattern

Vest Pattern

In the spring of 2019, I was lead costumer for a local high school. They are putting on the production of Once On This Island. Though the majority of the cast is wearing Island type, Haitian clothing, there is a fancy ballroom scene near the end which requires gowns...

T-Shirt Quilt Project

T-Shirt Quilt Project

THE BEGINNINGIn the past I’ve seen some projects as mountains I was scared to attack. I didn’t even want to take baby steps towards a final result. I thought it would be easier to just leave the stack in a corner somewhere, like my other unfinished projects that grow...

Christmas Advent

Christmas Advent

Do you have traditions in your home? A few growing up for me were to help light the Sweedish Angel chimes trying not to burn the Cupids, sitting on the couch next to my two sisters,  and listening to my dad  reading Luke 2. My mom would always make a...

Play Kitchen Oven Mitt

Play Kitchen Oven Mitt

I always thought I’d have daughters. I grew up with my two sisters and so I guess that’s what I expected I’d get. When God blesses me with two boys, I was kind of scared, as it was completely uncharted territory for me! When my sons were little, I wanted to get them...

Hi, I'm Joy. I"m so glad your here!

After years of fighting embracing joy, I’ve discovered sharing joy is one of the greatest gifts I was made to share with the world, aside from just sewing and crafting! I just turned 40, have two young amazing boys, and have been married to my now retired Army man for 15years. I love to craft every single day and I feel lost when I don’t. I’m a self taught sewist and designer, and I love to teach little kids and pass on my craft. I love coffee, chocolate, cheese, ikea & the Magnolia Journal. I love hikes in the woods when I’m protected by bugs, really dislike running, and turn over when I read poor grammar in the books I read to my kids. And yes, I’ve found that pursuing my best health has brought me to my best life, and so I help others get to those same levels. What are your top 3 favs that make you, YOU? Thanks for being here!