Face Mask Pattern

Face Mask Pattern

Never before in my lifetime or my parents, have we seen a global pandemic. While I appreciate being protected by staying inside, I know healthcare workers and first responders are the frontlines. I’m assuming since most of our country's supply of protective wear such...

Elsa Ice Stencil Tutorial

Elsa Ice Stencil Tutorial

I'm pleased to bring you today an Elsa ICE DRESS tutorial from Marci, of Made by Marci! She was one of my AMAZING Elsa pattern testers! I was so impressed by her seamstress skills and train stenciling, that I asked her to share with everyone just how she did it! ...

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...

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!