Oh, hi! It's so nice to see you!!!
A good friend recently referred to me as “a whirlwind.” She knows me well. My life indeed is a whirlwind. I’m a mother to an active tween girl (tween girls are INSANE, by the way!), a sewist and a creative type, a blogger, a Girl Scout troop leader. I’ve also been called a Crazy Cat Lady, and I’d have to say that’s an appropriate label, too. We have 5 cats living in our house, all of them black cats and all spoiled rotten. I am the Queen of Unflattering Selfies and a hoarder of craft supplies. I’m always loving to find new ways to use up even the tiniest of my scraps.
My philosophy is that any day I don’t go to bed tired is a day I haven’t lived to its fullest potential. You see those white streaks in my hair? They're not gray hairs - they're SPARKLE. Housework happens in those rare moments when I’m not pursuing a flash of creative genius or soaking in some together-time with my daughter.
Orange Bettie is where I share my sewing and crafting adventures. I'll freely admit I like showing off the things I make, but my joy comes from showing others how they themselves can be creative, when they're able to say, "Wow, I MADE that!" That's gold.
The name Orange Bettie is homage to my grandmother, a woman who spent her life making magic out of making do, a teacher and a creative soul. She is my muse and my hero.
I also blog about sewing at Craft Gossip. If you want daily sewing project inspiration and tutorials, follow me there: http://sewing.craftgossip.com