YearofHandmade

An eclectic mix of handmade gifts, sewing inspiration, reviews, books, needlework, crafts, homeschooling, baking, and recipes

About Me January 6, 2010

Hello, I am Colette and I am the mama of one beautiful little girl.   My husband and I raise our daughter in the rural countryside of Upstate New York, where we like to spend as much time as possible being creative and enjoying nature.  I love sewing, quilting, baking, needlework, and reading (admittedly, a Jane Austen fanatic).
We are a homeschooling family looking to bring simplicity into our lives. We began our journey into an eclectic mix of Waldorf and Charlotte Mason-inspired homeschooling this past school year.  This is a learning process for us all, one that has many ups and many downs, but is so very rewarding.  As a contributing writer, I share stories of our homeschooling journey and great homeschooling activities over at the Lesson Pathways blog here!
I began this blog in 2010 to document the handmade gifts and crafting projects that we enjoy together.  I hope this will grow into a space where I can share my love of my creative world, and the community that inspires and moves me.
Thanks for stopping in, and I hope that you will be inspired to make a gift or two!
 

3 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Carol (Isiminger) Berkovitz Says:

    I am so excited to see what crafts you do. I love the idea of a relaxed environment. Children seem to be happier when they are raised in a relaxed home. I am trying to give that to Suzie’s 2 children (that live with me) instead of the turmoiled life they had with Sue and Rob. Take care and God Bless.

  2. Aimee Says:

    Hey Colette-
    Wow! You never cease to amaze me! This is very impressive & inspirational. You’ve been busy girl! Beautiful quilts, and pillows-you never do anything half way-do you? Thanks for sharing-wish I had half your creativity! Aimee

  3. Natasha Says:

    Hello Colette,
    Lovely quilt for your mom. I was wondering what type of presser foot you used. I have two quilts waiting to be machine quilted but am having luck preventing fabric from bunching up. Any hints?
    Thank
    N


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