Welcome!Made in Brooklyn is my place to document my creative journey, from bread to babies, cards to cakes. You are welcome to come and join me for a while.
- I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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Category Archives: sewing
My photography class has started and during the first lesson, the teacher picked up my camera at one point to adjust one of my settings and I thought: man, my camera strap looks grubby. I had made a cover to … Continue reading
Yesterday I made myself a new bag. A small bag. A bag for only sunglasses, wallet and my phone. This bag is functional, but it’s also symbolic. If you had asked me ten years ago how many kids I wanted, … Continue reading
Two years ago, I bought the fabric for this quilt when I was giving my bedroom a makeover. But…I never got around to using it. Last year, when I was working full time, I carved out little 20 minute blocks … Continue reading
1. The other during dinner Andrew asked me “what does this mean?” then he turned his head slightly and looked at me with one eye. “ummm…I’m not sure. what do you mean?” “you do it. And my teacher does it … Continue reading
Last week I put together a Christmas tree skirt. I’ve been wanting to make one for years. Every year we wrap an old piece of muslin around the bottom of our tree and call it a done deal. I kept … Continue reading
I’ve made over 30 quilts. That’s something I feel a mix of pride and embarrassment about. First off, that’s cool! How productive! Lots of quilts! But…it’s not really something gals my age do. I was teasing a peer once for … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I made some tiny things for baby Nora. I made a hat with a little butterfly. And the butterfly is attached with velcro…so it can come off and be used as a toy and then smacked … Continue reading
Over the past two weeks, I’ve been working on two space-robot Halloween costumes. :) These costumes have been WAY more work than I was expecting…but they also might be the best costumes I’ve ever made. Yesterday I made the helmets…which … Continue reading
This year for Mother’s Day I made sets of dishtowels for the three mothers in our midst (mine, Dave’s and Dave’s step-mom). I chose two of the boys’ drawings, scanned them and reduced their size to a little smaller than 4×4. Then … Continue reading