I’m wife to my best friend and a mom of 6 kids (I know that’s a lot of kids. I have to pinch myself quite often to remind myself it is all real.).
I’m a maker of things.
We really like to hike and bike and be outside.
Did I mention I like to make things? I like to draw things, sew things, knit things, quilt things. I get a little obsessive about it sometimes, for example, I went through a phase in which I was not at all satisfied with simply knitting, I needed to experience the whole process of growing and making the yarn to knit with. I got myself some angora rabbits and experienced it. I’m over that phase now. Lately I’ve been into printing fabric, which I haven’t really done yet, but I’ve thought about it a lot, done it in my head, and that wing-back chair slip cover I’m going to make from my own hand printed fabric is going to be amazing.
Someday, when I grow up, I’ll live in a straw-bale house built by my brood of big strapping boys. We’ll have just enough land to have a wonderful tree house, a big garden and some chickens in our backyard– maybe even some goats or sheep. I’ll have an amazing loft art studio and you all will be invited over for classes in printmaking, drawing, sewing, quilting, knitting, and, well, whatever else it is that you want to do in my amazing studio with huge windows, perfect light, and access from the lower level of the house via rock climbing wall (should you want to try that). Oh, and I have fantasies of having a whole bank of bike powered generators and living for a month every year off of power produced by our own selves. How cool would that be?
For right now I’m going through the days with 2 girls, 4 boys, 3 geckos, a dog, and the perfect husband. He’s in the Air Force, so we get to move around the country and get a feel for where it is we’ll want to settle down for good.
It is quite an adventure to have 6 little ones underfoot just about every second, but oh so wonderful. And that’s what this blog is about– celebrating the wonder of watching my little people grow and documenting how we fit creativity into our every day.
Thanks for stopping by.
E-mail me at jessica(at)seedpodcraft(dot)com