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...

Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

Halloween used to be the holiday Icompletely ignored growing up, and now that I have kids and am a costume designer, it has become my favorite one, next to Christmas. I love the excitement and joy that making custom looks gives my boys and my niece and nephews. As...

Dog or Cat Hat Pattern for Kids

Dog or Cat Hat Pattern for Kids

My kids have always done things, especially their play, outside the norm. We’d buy them the latest robotic stem gadget off Amazon, and though their interest would be peaked for a few hours, they’d quickly head back to the cardboard box and markers. Somehow, they’ve...

Frozen Fever

Frozen Fever

Before the very first frozen came out, I was working on designing Anna’s outfit, from the few internet pics and clips Disney released. I’d pause it, zoom into pictures, try to find every angle of their costumes….every revealed detail, and put it into my design. After...

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!