I’m a 30-something happily married mom of three children. I learned to sew at a young age, and as a teenager, my wardrobe was almost entirely self-stitched. Starting a family put the sewing to the side for a while, but I’m back and I’m using this space to document my creations. I’ve taken to knitting to keep my hands busy when I can’t sit in front of the sewing machine. Random thoughts do also sometimes intrude and make their appearance here.

I’d like to pass on my skills to my children (yes, boys included) so you might see postings with their makes too (they get to work at their own pace and rate of interest, so I can’t predict how often they will have something to share).

Auntie Laura also makes an occasional appearance. She’s got quite an artistic eye, especially for refashions and vintage-inspired looks.

Thanks for visiting.



  1. Lucia

    Hi Cari,

    Would you be interested in selling the blue gingham dress? My daughter wears 4-5T.



    1. Cari Homemaker

      Sorry. I really can’t sell it right now. I made it for my own daughter and she still wears it. The pattern it’s made from isn’t too terribly rare though, so you should be able to get a copy to make one of your own if you’d like. Etsy and E-bay are great sources for used/vintage patterns.


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