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I am a stay at home Mommy to four beautiful sons whose ages range from 8 months to 16 years! My hobbies include a passion for creating cute and fashionable clothes and accessories for my children...and for yours!

Believe it or not I didn't decide as a young girl that I wanted to become a fashion designer extraordinaire. We did not have Project Runway or Fashion Star to lead me in the right direction. What I DID have was a wonderful Mother who could sew like no other! As the oldest of 8 children who all needed to be clothed, it seems like the sound of her Singer humming was the background music of our lives. I remember the throat clutching anticipation of knowing that MY outfit, made just for ME, was coming next. Oh how I loved every single piece that magically appeared from under that sleek silver foot. Still, as I approached womanhood I was sure that I didn't have what it took, and to…

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  • Born on August 10
  • Joined September 15, 2010

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About

I am a stay at home Mommy to four beautiful sons whose ages range from 8 months to 16 years! My hobbies include a passion for creating cute and fashionable clothes and accessories for my children...and for yours!

Believe it or not I didn't decide as a young girl that I wanted to become a fashion designer extraordinaire. We did not have Project Runway or Fashion Star to lead me in the right direction. What I DID have was a wonderful Mother who could sew like no other! As the oldest of 8 children who all needed to be clothed, it seems like the sound of her Singer humming was the background music of our lives. I remember the throat clutching anticipation of knowing that MY outfit, made just for ME, was coming next. Oh how I loved every single piece that magically appeared from under that sleek silver foot. Still, as I approached womanhood I was sure that I didn't have what it took, and to be honest, wasn't all that interested either. I was an ADULT and knew it ALL. I would conquer the world! In reality I was a stubborn 17 year old who only THOUGHT she knew it all. As a result I married right away and started a family with no clear goal in sight.

Time marched on as I worked endless hours for other people. I worked 3 jobs at some points, turns out being an adult was not nearly as easy or fun as I had thought. Each year brought new stresses and changes in my employment. I went from fast food hourly labor to management, then from management to Corporate training and the "Big Life". All along the way I was quite proud of my accomplishments. They were hard won and deserved! Flash forward a decade or so to the day I realized that I had two tweenaged boys who I barely knew. Oh the crushing pain that realization brought. I WAS NOT who I thought I was nor who I wanted to be! By now I was a single Mom and the wool had been firmly yanked from my eyes. I stepped back several paces to become a waitress and be home more with these kids who now needed me more than ever. Extra "fluff" was set aside in the pursuit of a simpler life...much like the one I had as a child. I met a wonderful man who was so very supportive and loved my children...and wanted more! This time I knew where I was going. The answer had been in front of me all along! When I "grew up" I wanted to be MY MOM! I stopped working and we became pregnant with little man number 3. Something was still missing, but what? Then one day as I was walking through a store trying to find the best deals on the bare minimum requirements of life I saw it...a sewing machine! I couldn't afford it and had no clue what to do with it but I bought it anyway. My heart was full of hope and my mind flooded with memories. And that brings us to today again.......

I scoured the internet for tips, called my Mom OFTEN, pulled more seams than I care to remember. After much trial and error I experienced the overwhelming joy of being where I was always meant to be. I knew I had "Made it" to the right destination when I looked down and saw my infant Son eagerly awaiting his very own outfit, made just for HIM! Tears filled my eyes and pride blossomed my heart as I heard a voice inside my head whisper "It feels great to finally be "Home"!"

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