Hi there, I’m Anna! Glad you stopped by. I’m a mom to two crazy and incredibly inspiring little girls, Natalie and Emily. My oldest daughter (Natalie) had the curliest blonde hair when she was little and my nickname for her was ‘noodlehead’. It’s one of many nicknames, but it stuck, it’s fun and a little goofy – just like us. I’m pretty sure I’m a lot like you. I love to sew and be creative.
I grew up sewing with my mom. It definitely wasn’t my favorite thing to do, but I loved being able to make something on my own. Having two daughters gave me the drive to start sewing more and more.
Before having children, I graduated college in 2002 with a B.A. in Art. I thought I’d spend my working career doing graphic design and marketing, and did so for the first 10 years after college. But after falling in love with blogging and being able to do my own creative work, I started my blog in 2009 and began selling my own patterns in 2010.
I’m having fun creating, making up new things as I go along, discovering new techniques, and making my house a home. I wouldn’t be sewing today if it weren’t for the support of my family and friends along the way. Thank you!
Books – Contributor
Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders
Print Magazine Features
Better Homes & Gardens DIY Magazine
Stitch With Style – May 2013
Making: Flora – Spring 2016, Petal Pouch
Making: Fauna – Fall 2016, Wool + Wax Tote
Making: Dots – Spring 2017, Minimalist Wallet
Sewtopia – Denver, CO April 2017
Stitch Supply Co. – August 2016
Olive Juice Quilts – June 11, 2016
Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild – Duluth, MN August 7-8, 2015
Nido Workshop – April 10-12, 2015
Sewcial Lounge – Madison, WI March 2015
Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild – Workshop, October 2014
Sewcial Lounge – Madison, WI July 2014
Olive Juice Quilts – Onalaska, WI February 2014, June 2014
Pink Castle Fabrics – Camp Stitchalot December 2013
Sewing Summit 2012 – Speaker