About Me:

Do you like quilting? sewing? fixing? DOING? 
You're in like company, my friend.

Launched in 2013 as a journal-type personal blog about sewing, quilting, motherhood and DIY, this site has quickly grown in a craft-related readership from all over the world. As a new mom and Canadian expat living in Chicago, I was looking for an outlet for my creative shenanigans - and so, Sew at Home Mummy was born.

The goals of this website are to -

  • offer inspiration and a bit of laughs - because, what's life without a good chuckle once in a while?;
  • offer help and a bit of moral support - both with my sewing/quilting and DIY-related tutorials;
  • offer up ideas and guidance with respect to new products, projects you might not have tried before, blogging tips, and to give you the confidence to do it (whatever IT may be...) yourself;
  • To live by and inspire others to live by my moto: Make it. Fix it. Do it. (because girls are just as good as boys, my friends!)
So, who is the girl behind the site?

That would be moi - Erin.

Audrey, 18 months (2013)
As I said above, I started Sew at Home Mummy in 2013 when I was a new expat living in Chicago, an even newer mom, and needed an outlet for my time, energy, and something that was anything other than baby-related. So, I started sewing again.

I've been sewing since I was 12 years old; mostly clothing and home decor, and a lot of necessary hemming and darning projects. My quilty-creativeness hit me hard when I was pregnant with little Audrey - and then my husband bought me a new machine for my first Mother's Day, and I was off and running. Since then, I've acquired a few more sewing machines, had another baby, and completed countless projects - a few featured here on this site.
Ewan, 3 months
I absolutely LOVE the modern quilting movement; the use of solids, improvisational, funky piecing...and the list goes on.... so much so that in 2014 I created a rather large online Flickr bee called Simply Solids: a modern {bee}... (109 participants from all over the world) the participants are required to only use solids in their block construction - and the results were astounding.

In 2013/2014 I joined the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild where I found myself with like-minded crafty people, and have even gone on to join their Board as the Social Media and Technology Chairperson.

In 2015, we bought our first home here in Chicago, and the DIY bug was back (we had previously purchased, renovated top-to-bottom, and sold our house in Vancouver before moving to the States) and the blog became a mix of sewing machines and power tools.

I hope you'll stick around a while, poke around a bit. I'm sure you'll find something here that will inspire.