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Design has been my work since a very young age ~ I made my first dolly quilt with Momma's help when I was three. Indoors or out, I grew up with a passion to create. When I became a Mother, my sons provided a new level of inspiration!

Some years ago, with my oldest son in elementary school and my second son just months old, I wrote one of the first books on how to craft teddy bears, titled "Making Bears".

My third son came along, and by the time my fourth son was a toddler, hundreds of teddy bears, soft animals, quilts, and creative sewing designs had rolled out the door of my workroom.

As a quilter, I have always enjoyed incorporating aspects of quilting into my designs.

On that note, I find the new quilting fabrics that are now available simply amazing…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 11
  • Joined November 23, 2009

Favorite materials

fabric, quilts, embroidery, wood, leather, beads, paint, old buttons, patchwork, lace, lavender, crochet

About

Design has been my work since a very young age ~ I made my first dolly quilt with Momma's help when I was three. Indoors or out, I grew up with a passion to create. When I became a Mother, my sons provided a new level of inspiration!

Some years ago, with my oldest son in elementary school and my second son just months old, I wrote one of the first books on how to craft teddy bears, titled "Making Bears".

My third son came along, and by the time my fourth son was a toddler, hundreds of teddy bears, soft animals, quilts, and creative sewing designs had rolled out the door of my workroom.

As a quilter, I have always enjoyed incorporating aspects of quilting into my designs.

On that note, I find the new quilting fabrics that are now available simply amazing to sew with! Their quality, colors, and designs are extraordinary.

I believe there is no limit to what one can dream up and create using the materials on hand, whether it is something that can be recycled or an armful of brand-spanking new materials from your favorite quilt shop!

Primitives and vintage style are always among my favorites, as I grew up in the farming life and we repurposed everything, long before it was the popular thing to do! The character of old things draws me into the history of how objects were handmade and used in everyday life.

Old textiles, hand stitched things, worn objects, wooden boxes, handmade tables, and old chairs & stools always find me at estate sales and antique shops.

I am an Oklahoma Native, but have also lived in the northwest and the northeast. But, there is no place like Home. Our family home (and my studio) is a remote log cabin in the woods.

Lavender thrives in my gardens and I often use it in my pillows, sachets, and soft toys.

I am Nancy. I'm new to esty, but a life-long devotee to everything handmade.

Welcome to The Heron Nest, my etsy shop !

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