meet ORANGE BETTIE

sewist and crazy cat lady

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


Get to know me!

ORANGE BETTIE favorites


books

Murder mysteries, suspense, anything that doesn't make me cry.

FABRICs

vintage, scraps, solids, modern florals, I love it all!

places

libraries (I work at one!), shaded mountain trails, sandy beaches

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