About Me

About Me

Hey y’all! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Alida, and this is my little corner of the internet. For some back story (my sob story, we all have one), please see this post. I used to include it on my about me page because it’s a very important part of me, but I have decided that this page needs to be about the wonderful life I’m living right now!

I am a Southern girl. I love create. My soul feels complete when I’m sewing. When my mother-in-law gave me my first sewing machine 6 years ago I never imagined that I could sew a simple a-line jumper, let alone a closet full of clothes for my kids. So if you’re just starting out, don’t give up!  Each new skill you learn will open new doors to your creativity! My goal for this blog is to chronicle my best work, to show you how to make pretty things, and most of all to inspire.

Now, for further introductions:

Doctor Hubby

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I used to refer to him as Mr. Med School on this blog, but he has since graduated to Dr. Hubby. He is a humanitarian, outdoorsman, music lover and all around great guy. He’s crafty too, although he doesn’t like to admit it! He does a lot of behind-the-scenes tech support and set building for the blog. He made this coffee table, and no he won’t make you one, no matter how many times you ask ;-).

My Team

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My four kids are the best team.  Each member contributes inspiration, outfit styling advice, comic relief, and they let me pay them in candy. This blog could not exist without them!


17 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I look forward to watching all the amazing creations you come up with. your family is gorgeous and props for all of you. I came to your site thru pinterest about the leather heart elbow patches. I am not the creative one and will be super lucky if they come out right at all. I want to be a crafty person so bad but cant even fold book pages into a flower. duh/……….. think my pages were too small. does that sound logical. good luck for your future blogs and creations.

  2. Alida, I think you are wonderful. I am 55 and have sewn for many years. I have a burning question: How do you get your own clothes to fit? Do you use a dress form? Which one? I really don’t have anyone to help me pin or size. Reviews online are so confusing about fitting forms. Can you advise this old lady?

  3. I wasnt sure on how TO get to you privately but that Geometric Elephant ~ Is there a way on how you made it because I like graphic design and I want to learn! 🙂 Thanks!

  4. I love you kids tie tutorial, but in tying the tie what do you do with the small end? When I pull it the small end sticks out? Thanks

  5. Hi. I have a question about the paint it black t shirt that you made. Why did you do a dye bath in three steps? Let me know .. I was gonna go ahead and do it.

  6. I have LOVED reading your blog! I searched the web for a “good” way to make cranberry garland and ended up here, reading story after story! Thank you! You are an inspiration, and a riot!! I love the (ask me how I know) when you gave the shortcuts for the garland. I seriously laughed out loud!!

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  8. This isn’t about THIS article, but I couldn’t find anywhere else to post this question. How do you get the hood for the baby swaddler. The picture shows a hood, but the instructions don’t seem to include it. Thanks, Brenda Zimmerman

  9. Hi I just came up on your site looking for ideas to make a baby blanket for someone by request. I love to create and sew. I do some crocheting and machine sew. I look forward to seeing some of your creativity.
    You sound like a sweet lady.
    love: Linda

  10. HEI.Jeg har veldig lyst til å sy denne flotte vesken,men jeg finner ikke noe mønster jeg kan laste ned og heller ingen mål på den sorte trkanten. Kan du gi meg målene?

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