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.)  


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!

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

  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.

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


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