Who Am I?
I'm Cheryl, the creator of Sew Can Do, and a self-taught crafter, designer and homeschooling mom of 5.
How long have I been crafting?
I started sewing 12 yrs ago out of both thriftiness & frustration at not finding what I wanted in stores. I began to think "Maybe I could just make what I'm envisioning...". I could barely sew a straight line back then (surviving 7th grade Home Economics was the extent of my "crafting expertise"). I got over my fear of the unknown and gave it a try. And branched out into all sorts of projects. It was so satisfying and exciting to be able to imagine something and then create it. I got hooked and haven't stopped crafting since!
I'm proof positive you can learn to make great things without formal training or decades of experience. Sew Can Do is where I share my adventures and hope it inspires others to try new things too.
How do I find time to craft, design & homeschool (and run a fabric shop)?
It's tough to juggle and I don't have a magic formula. I'm not a full-time blogger with a team of contributors, a personal assistant or housekeeper. I don't have a secret professional background in graphic design, styling or photography to make things look magazine perfect either. It's just me trying to pull it all together with my learn-as-I-go skills. I want to keep crafting fun and real for real people like me - I'm not about the Craft Blog Rat Race!
Teaching & taking care of my kids always comes first so I just grab time when I can for everything else. I love being creative so I just try to work into into my daily life where possible. Some weeks I get loads done, others I don't even get more than 5 minutes in my craft room. Oh, and my house alternates between very organized and extremely messy. If there's a project worth working on, vacuuming can wait.
Where else can you find me?
I design patterns & articles for magazines in the US and UK on a regular basis and have been published in the books 20 Crafty Makes and Craft It Now. I also create original sewing projects for Modern Yardage and Timeless Treasures fabrics and have free-lance designed featured projects for Hamilton Beach, Pellon, CRI-Kits and many other craft supply companies. Sew Can Do is my own place to showcases some of my tutorials & projects, share my reviews of things I've tried and discover other wonderful, creative people.
I also own Heavenly Fabric Shop, an online shop for inspirational, spiritual and specialty fabric, notions & craft supplies.
as well as The Green Hedgehog, where some of my custom handmade designs and patterns can be purchased.
Updated May 25, 2018
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