CraftSanity Episode 110: Catching up with pattern maker and new author Meg McElwee

Meg McElwee’s star has risen fast since I first chatted with her on episode 80 and it’s great to have her back as part of her blog tour to fill us in on her life as a new mama and published craft book author. (Go, Meg!)

During our first chat, Meg was teaching at a Montessori school in Mexico and planning to return to the States to expand her pattern design business and start a family.

She’s now living in North Carolina with her husband and son and continuing to expand her pattern line which includes my favorite apron pattern of all time, the Emmeline. (That’s her studio pictured above.)

Her  new book “Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist” is packed with fun projects that highlight the fantastic possibilities that come with incorporating easy applique techniques. The book comes with a packet of patterns glued inside the back over so you have everything you need to get started right away. Projects for the home, babies, children and you are include.

The Teacup Corset Apron, Funny Animals Children’s Totes and reverse appliqued Jersey Garden Skirt (cover photo) rank among my favorites patterns in the book, but I plan to try out several other patterns as time allows.

So settle in with a project and tune in to this week’s show to hear Meg’s story.

Enter to Win Meg’s Book!

UPDATE: We have winners picked

Comment below about your goals for 2010 and enter to win a copy of Meg’s book. A second winner will be picked to receive a copy of “Stitch” magazine. Good luck everyone!

Thank you Episode 80 Sponsors!
Sponsor Peggy Li has been designing jewelry for over 9 years. Her work has been featured on TV’s “Private Practice”, “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer”, in magazines such as Oprah and Lucky and more. She loves to create feminine, wearable designs. Visit her website, follow her on Twitter, check out her Facebook page and read her blog where she writes
FAQs about running a small business.

Sponsor MaryAnne LoVerme, owner of Wabisabi Brooklyn, is offering a jewelry giveaway this week. Sign up to be a fan of Wabisabi Brooklyn on Facebook and enter to win the random drawing for one of MaryAnne’s one-of-a-kind designs. Three winners will be picked, so head over there quick! Find out more about decoupaged penny earrings and more  on the Wabisabi Brooklyn website, shop and Flickr page.

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  1. Rahul says:

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