I run, I craft, I write, and I make your favorite clothes.

I have written books about sewing for children and adults and I'm the indie designer’s patternmaking secret weapon. I've taught video and in-person classes to anyone who would listen since 2008. I believe that sewing clothes is a radical act of self-love that increases your sense of self-worth. I'm basically your sewing fairy godmother.

Extending our Stay in Portland, Oregon

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We flew away from a rarely sunny Northville. (Check out that hideous front door!)


We love flying together. (No, she never naps).

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We love mountains.

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First, she didn’t want to leave the Sea-Tac Airport

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Then, she took a loooooong bath at the Cedarbrook Lodge, our new favorite hotel in the Seattle Area.

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We got to meet Jonah, who brought Ella an adorable bear! (She’ll have these for sale at the craft fair in PDX on May 2-3)


Ella fell asleep on my lap while we tried to have dinner with Jonah. I could have stayed up all night long chatting with her!

Awoke to a lovely view from our room!

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We took the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Portland and it was so lovely. (No, she did not eat that banana.)


Once we arrived, we had so much fun playing that we forgot to take pictures.”

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  • Kelly April 22, 2010, 6:34 pm

    This post is full of Win! & a picture that includes my brother quietly looking so… Billy!

    I’m glad you made more time to visit. I am also thrilled to hear things are going so well. You are an awesome person and mama and friend!

  • karenlepage April 22, 2010, 7:35 pm

    YOU are awesome, and I wish we could have spent the whole evening drinking beers, I mean coffee, I mean herbal tea, and yapping about various and sundry. Another time maybe.

  • Lupine April 23, 2010, 10:05 pm

    It was great to meet you and have you in the store on a few different occasions. Please come back again soon Karen!


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