Announcement Welcome to my store featuring my favorite fabrics, yarns, patterns and notions, as well as items handmade with love in the Golden State of California. xoxo, The Girl
Welcome to my store featuring my favorite fabrics, yarns, patterns and notions, as well as items handmade with love in the Golden State of California. xoxo, The Girl
carolynmathews256 on Mar 17, 2017
Arrived today, beautiful fabrics, thank you!
Motherhood reawakened the creator in me.
Growing up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, I formed a deep appreciation for nature and organic beauty. A product of my environment, I was always independent – exploring the woods and falling deep into books and my artsy projects.
Somewhere along the way, I devoted my creative energy to high tech, which impacted my education and career path in undeniable ways. But it also sidetracked me from my low-tech creative outlets. I need a balance to be happy.
After my first child was born, I had to find something quiet to do during nap time and in the evenings. One beautiful afternoon in Santa Cruz, I fell in love with Manos del Uruguay yarn. I had to have this yarn but had no idea how to knit or crochet. So I learned to crochet. Quickly, I was making more products than I could personally wear or gift. I started selling items on Etsy and loved it. While shopping for yarn, I discovered all these fabulous fabric designers and bought a ton of fabric before I knew how to sew or quilt... Then came the sewing machine and I started quilting. The rest is yarn and fabric hoarding history.
During the day, I am still a marketeer in high tech, but there's something incredibly satisfying about creating a beautiful and tangible product with my own two hands. It's a feeling that no pixels can fulfill.
Now that I've brought to life two amazing little humans (and am done making babies), I can redirect my creator energy to my hobbies.
Fiber artists and teachers who inspire me include Gloria Loughan, David Taylor, Kaffe Fassett, and Sue Spargo.
Founder, The Girl, Honey
I'm fifth generation Californian, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mother to two boys who melt my heart every day. In my creative projects and buying, I draw inspiration from the wonders and colors of nature.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards