Wonder Woman Costume

Wonder Woman Costume

FASHION SHOW INSPIRATIONIn April 2019, I had the privilege of participating in my first fashion show in a local showcase, Clash Dayton. Since I was in the middle of costuming a musical, I entered a simple sheath dress as my only look. It was a grand event, and I’ve...

Easy Shorts Pattern

Easy Shorts Pattern

Last week I had the privilege of helping with a local Fashion Camp. I teach kids to sew regularly, but this event was special since I taught 5 girls at a time to not only sew for the first time, but to make a piece of clothing as their first project. While most chose...

Jesse Toy Story Costume

Jesse Toy Story Costume

I spent a lot of time making my son's Blue Jay costume for Halloween so I needed to come up with something for myself quickly.  After looking in my closet and a quick trip to the thrift store and Walmart I had all I needed to create Jesse from Toy Story....

Memory Bear

Memory Bear

Hearing the Story One day, my son's teacher shared that she had lost her only daughter to a disease that took her life as a young adult. We were grief stricken for her. We became a listening ear, and a shoulder to cry on. Six months passed and she told me she had some...

Summer Kids Shorts

Summer Kids Shorts

My sweet niece is in love with Paris! Her parents surprised the family with news that they would be traveling to Paris over the summer. My niece needed a Paris wardrobe fast! I love to sew for this beautiful little girl! I spent about 20 minutes sewing up a pair of...

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!