Meet Holly : January's Guestblogger

Hello there and welcome to 2010! My name is Holly and I am so excited to be the guest blogger this month. I'm a 20-something newlywed from the UP (that's Upper Michigan), but currently living in the Chicago suburbs. I'm a biomedical engineer that would much rather be at home sewing or crafting than designing medical devices.

While I was growing up, my mom always had the sewing machine out and she taught me some very basic skills at a young age. At that point, pillows were my strong suit. The first thing I really remember sewing is an absolutely hideous pair of striped shorts when I was in 3rd grade. After an extensive hiatus due to being a teenager and then a college student, I taught myself how to sew again this past year and realized how much I love to create things. I mainly make purses, so this month's project is right up my alley. I'm also quite proficient in sewing straight lines after making all of the table runners for my wedding this past September!

When I'm not working or sewing, I enjoy making jewelry, reading design & craft blogs, baking, helping my friends plan their weddings, and of course spending time with my husband, family, and friends. You can check out my wedding blog at a small town bride and my sewing and crafting adventures at bijou lovely.

Now, are we ready to make the wasp bag? Do you have your fabrics picked out yet?


  1. Love this bag! Can't wait to see how yours turns out. I'm in the suburbs too--though born & bred.

  2. I'm very excited to get started, but am conflicted about my fabric. Lived in MI as a newly wed about 5 or so years ago, but never made it up to the UP. I've heard we really missed out.