Our Little Lives Together

18 Jan

This is a blog from the hearts of my husband and I.  We each have our own passions that fuel and give purpose to our little lives.

Whenever I seem a little down, it is often because I have not sewn in a few days.  Sewing for me has a sort of invigorating effect.  If I sew a little everyday it seems like my life is in order.  I am creating new things out of sheets of fabric or old sweaters.  I experience a sort of weird high after I am all done.



The same is true of my husband Jared.  He gets more excited about composting than anyone ever should.  The fact that he is turning our discarded kitchen waste into new dirt for our garden astounds him.  And when spring comes, he treats little seedlings like his precious babies and carefully watches their every growth and progress.

So with these two little joys of our lives, sewing and gardening, we will try and entertain and inform.

The best part is we are both starting out on this journey and would love feedback and advice.  We are both learning and would love you to learn with us.  If you have never gardened before, then great!  We just started two summers ago.  Same with sewing- I only received my sewing machine a little over a year ago and have never had a formal class and do not know how to read a pattern.

Come along with us on this journey with our two beautiful daughters and we will learn and grow and create together.

8 Responses to “Our Little Lives Together”

  1. Tonia January 20, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    Ahhhhhh! This is awesome! I’m so excited to follow along on your projects and stories!!!!! You guys rock. Can we hang out? 🙂

  2. bb January 20, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    Awesome….way to make it happen.

  3. Terry Ludwig January 20, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    Can’t wait to follow you in your pursuit of happiness. Since I am an avid sewer and quilter and love to garden this is right up my alley!

  4. Becky January 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Adding you to my Google Reader right now. Welcome to blogging!

  5. Terry January 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    I would LOVE to follow along on your journey! Let’s see lots of photos of all the cool things you are sewing… or have already sewn! I know you have an awesomely-decorated girls room, for example, that I would love to see. I remember so well that much of the work one does as a parent has to be done over and over again, day in and day out, so it is really good to have something you do that you can SEE and FEEL and not have it get undone in a moment! So enjoy that feeling of accomplishment in your sewing and garden, and enjoy those 2 beautiful girls!!!

  6. hannah carlson January 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    LOVE IT! So glad that you guys started this… and I will be adding your blog to “I’m following these blogs”… and I look forward to reading more… getting inspired to sew, and sow. And Im excited about photos and hearing about your little, growing family… LOVE YOU GUYS! *Hans*

  7. Jeri January 22, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    Hi Caitlyn,
    What fun you will have with this. I remember learning to sew back in the early 70’s. My mom was a great sewer but I self taught, as well. I had three boys and struggled through not being able to sew frilly things. Over the years I increased my skills and was rewarded with a granddaughter that I finally sewed the “fun” things. You already have that! Enjoy….Learning how to read a pattern isn’t hard. There are lots of helpful illustrations to guide your way. Just read one instruction at a time. You did a wonderful job on the little green dress. You go girl!!!

  8. Sara Tienhaara (Winkler) January 22, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    Hey Caitlin,

    Just another idea that might add joy to your life. My sister needed a hobby while she was at home with her baby and she too is really creative. What she does, aside from making all of her own baby food, is make little hats, mittens, and booties from ugly sweaters that she buys at thrift stores for $1. She really loves doing it and now she is selling the sets for $40 to people as well. She has never had sewing classes or anything, she just gave it a shot and it really works and they are so cute.
    Also, I think what you are doing is great! Children grow out of their clothing so fast and luckily you have two girls, so what one grows out of the other one can wear.

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