I’ve contributed projects and essays to other people’s books, including Handmade Nation, The Pillow Book, Sweater Surgery, Tease, Making Stuff, The Crafter Culture Handbook, Get Crafty, Offbeat Bride, and the upcoming Applique Your Way and Craft Corps.
I also write and design craft projects for magazines and websites, including CRAFT:, BUST, ReadyMade, CraftStylish, Venus, Adorn, Cutting Edge, JoAnn Crafts, CROQ, The Organ Review of Arts, CraftStylish.com, BurdaStyle.com, Etsy.com, and Getcrafty.com. And I keep a daily craft blog just for fun, West Coast Crafty.
I live in a 1950s house with a little upstairs craft studio in Portland, Oregon with my husband Andrew and our baby daughter Pearl. I sew and craft as often as possible, in between writing deadlines and reading board books. And I adore buttons!