Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Meet the Designer: Lindsay from PA Country Crafts

Hi, there! I am sooooooo excited to be a part of Project Run and Play!!! (If you don't believe me just ask my friends and family... and the fashionable stranger in the store who helped me to match colors.)  

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My name is Lindsay and I am a wife and momma to six: five girls and their very outnumbered big brother. We live on a little farmette in the countryside of Pennsylvania, but people who actually live in this state often call it PA (pronounced one letter at a time). I started out with an Etsy shop selling ornaments and baskets, which led to a blog- PA Country Crafts. I have a teaching certificate in Chemistry, but I am staying home with the kiddos until they are a little older. It was actually Chemistry that drove me to sewing. After a particularly hard semester of college, I sold back all of my textbooks for the pitiful amount they would give me and went straight to the store to buy the only machine I could afford. That summer I taught myself to sew and quilt as a way to recuperate. (Sewing is like therapy for me.) My mother-in-law used to make Easter dresses for her girls and I thought that was a great tradition. I just never dreamed that I would be sewing FIVE Easter dresses each year! I like to draft my own patterns based on measurements (I love math!) and the girls' ridiculous requests. Also, I am usually sewing on a tight budget, so I have to get creative about my fabric sources and make do with what I already have. I am honored to be one of the designers for Season 13 and I am have some things planned that are really going to challenge my sewing skills and creativity. This is a fantastic group of ladies and I can't wait to see what everyone makes!

3 comments :

  1. So happy you are in this season! Can't wait to see it all!

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  2. Sewing is cheaper than professional therapy... well maybe not. But I like to pretend. Either way it is food for the soul. I love that you are a mathy person as well. Numbers make the world go round.

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  3. I am looking forward to seeing what you sew! I have 1 boy and 4 girls. :)

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