CraftSanity Podcast Episode 140: Blogger Rubyellen Bratcher talks about her new book ‘Let’s Sew Together’

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Rubyellen Bratcher started blogging to document her life. She’s pictured her husband, Ben, and their four daughters, (from the left) Glow, Brave, Soul and True. Photo by Reese Tibayan.

When California blogger Rubyellen Bratcher started blogging at to document her life and the handmade projects she was doing with her kids, she never imagined the doors it would open in her life. Tune in to hear the story of how this former elementary teacher and mother of four girls became a top mom blogger with her work featured on several national websites and a book deal to boot. We talk about crafting with kids, homeschooling and how her new book, “Let’s Sew Together: Simple Projects the Whole Family Can Make,” (176 pages, $19.99.)


“Let’s Sew Together” features 30 projects to sew and make with kids. The projects range from a no-sew bunting and glove puppets to a travel the world map quilt, dollhouse pillows, fabric chalkboard and super-happy slippers embellished with kid art.

lets-sew-togetherEnter to win! Leave a comment below about what kind of projects you like to make with the kids in your life and enter the random drawing for a copy of “Let’s Sew Together.” The deadline to enter is Friday Oct. 3. has been extended to Oct. 20 at midnight Eastern time. Thanks to Potter Craft for donating a copy of the book.

IMG_2498Gratitude: A special thanks to my Patreon sponsors and my new sponsor, ACS Home and Work, for supporting this podcast. I discovered ACS when I was looking for a local source for flour sack tea towels for printmaking and embroidery purposes. I’m very happy to be supporting a West Michigan-based company with my business and now ACS is stepping in to sponsor the CraftSanity Podcast through the end of the year. (Thank you!!) 

The good news for local West Michigan listeners is that you can shop ACS products at the Red Door, 6837 Lake Michigan Dr, in Allendale Charter Township. It’s the ACS outlet and also a pickup location for locals who want to order flour sack tea towels and other goods and skip the shipping costs. Visit Red door for a variety of tea towels and other home goods. (I just bought a nice big fancy hotel robe there. : ) 

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