Saturday, October 27, 2012

New Friend

I met (in real life) my first "blog" friend and now (in real life) friend! It was SO fun! A few months ago, Rachel from Happily Ever After, emailed me that she and I lived just a stones throw away! Sometimes I feel like I am the ONLY sewing blogger in my city of Columbia, SC (which I still think I am since she and I technically don't live in the same city, just close enough).

Even my craft store, Creative Machine Sewing Center, that carries fabric like Riley Blake, Moda, and cute patterns like Oliver + S among many others, still is rather clueless about the online sewing craft world, the possibilities there, and many of the other amazing independent designers. Sometimes I'm just alone in this "world" or so it seems. Anywho, it was awesome to finally meet another sewist, blogger, that gets "it".

We line up on so many other avenues of life, too! We are both Christians, Mommies, and former teachers!

Seriously, Rachel is adorable!
 See, what I mean? But that's not the best of it... she's a sweetheart-loving-Jesus kinda gal on the inside, too, and that's just way more important!

Rachel makes cute dresses for herself, like this peplum dress...
And adorable dresses for her daughter!
Oliver + S Play Date Dress (left)

And she also is an avid quilter and sews for her home! She seriously has THE BEST fabric taste ever and can put together fabrics in an amazing, beautiful way!

And it gets better! IT'S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! So, I think you should all go "meet" my new sewing, going fabric shopping real life friend, and check out her blog, Happily Ever After!