About Me

Who I am…

I’m first and foremost a wife and mom to 3 amazing little men and a little lady we are expecting soon! I love my family and my job and have found that in order to maintain my sanity juggling full-time motherhood with being a full-time educator, I need a creative outlet. Sewing, crafting, and photography are that outlet for me…hence the blog name Sewing-4-Sanity. I always tell people I sew to maintain some semblance of sanity, so I thought with 4 children this seemed fitting. 🙂

Why I’ve decided to blog…

I’m hoping this blog will be a way to harness my creativity and maybe even make it useful for others. My plans are to post on things like…

  1. Projects I’m working on or have completed that I love
  2. Reviews and comparisons of PDF patterns
  3. Lists of my favorite patterns & fabrics (including sales!)
  4. Crafting ideas using a Silhouette or Cricut
  5. DIY photography tips I’ve learned so far (I still have a lot of learning to do!)
  6. Maybe some life hacks or favorite recipes that have nothing to do with sewing
  7. Tips for thriving and not just surviving motherhood
  8. And who knows what else I’ll feel inspired to share!

The Journey Begins – My Planned Posts

Thanks for joining me! I’m pretty excited to get started. I have lots of “good ideas” of things I would personally find useful (hopefully others find these things useful as well!)

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


Here is a list of upcoming blog posts I would like to write (you can tell many are to prepare for our own little bundle coming!):

  1. Sewing a maternity wardrobe for before, during, and after pregnancy…getting the most bang for your buck
  2. The best baby shower gifts…what do parents actually want and use that you can make
  3. A comparison of “free” baby patterns – Hats, shirts, pants, and cloth diapers
  4. Capsule wardrobe for bringing home baby
  5. Maternity hacks for patterns you probably already have
  6. The panty project – looking at several popular PDF patterns on the same booty with women of different shapes & sizes participating
  7. Colorblocking – how to make the most of your custom fabrics
  8. Lessons in what not to do for tester and/or strike off photos
  9. Making the most of pattern testing – tips to get more out of the experience
  10. Tips on sewing with small children
  11. Patterns I couldn’t live without
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