Board Member Introduction ~ Bean

on October 15 | in Contributors | by | with 22 Comments

You probably remember Bean from her wonderful quilted hot pads in last month’s Sewing for the Home tutorials. Bean is one of our new board members, joining Autum (and others with intros to come!) to help plan a very full and fun month of Handmade Holidays in November. Here she is with her daughter Annabel! Enjoy Bean’s answers to our crafty questions below, then head over to Coyote Craft for more of Bean’s creativity (sugar skulls, birthday fun, hats for people who really need some extra warmth, and much more…).

SMS: How long have you been sewing?
Bean: I started hand sewing & using patterns when I was around 5, making dolls and clothes for them with my mom. I started machine sewing after having my own daughter, mostly self-taught through books and online tutorials.

SMS: What do you enjoy about sewing? What are your favorite things to make?
Bean: I just really love making cute stuff and hording fabric. I especially enjoy making useful things for around the home, children’s clothes, toys & dolls, and just about anything that incorporates patchwork or recycled materials.

SMS: How do you find time to fit creativity (sewing and any other creative loves) into your life?
Bean: Creativity has always been a part of my every day life. I love to sew, crochet, embroider, collage, paint, dream, write, garden, felt, carve, stamp, work with clay, make up silly songs and avoid housework as much as possible.

That, and I don’t sleep enough!

SMS: Do you have a favorite sewing tip or skill that’s made things work better for you?
Bean: Google It… Be patient with yourself.


Bean’s Matryoshka bag.

SMS: What’s a favorite thing you’ve made lately?
Bean: I love this little handbag that I made with some fabric I got here @ Sew,Mama,Sew! It’s really cute, and holds everything I need.

SMS: Can you tell us a little more about yourself?
Bean: I’m too complicated to sum up in a blog interview!

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22 Responses to Board Member Introduction ~ Bean

  1. Pleviesemam says:

    I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now and I always find a gem in your new posts. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Steave says:

    Great article you got here. It would be great to read something more about that theme.

  3. I should email my pal about your post.

  4. I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case, great info…I will add a backlink and bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

  5. BepnainiA says:

    I should notify you about it.

  6. Pogeoreic says:

    mm. luv it..

  7. Tuttinc says:

    hmm… thanks )

  8. Bascom Hogue says:

    Bean cannot be beaten in her good work. I also enjoy reading Coyote Craft.

  9. Rachel says:

    The bag is adorable!

  10. Heather says:

    Congrats! I love that bag!

  11. Bean Paulson says:

    Thanks everyone, you’re too sweet!!

  12. Hannah says:

    Congrats Bean! I love your hotpad tutorial, thank you so much for sharing! I am so excited to see what you have planned for the Handmade Holidays yaaaaay! Congratulations again!

  13. Pattye says:

    Love that bag and your blog!!! YEAH!!!

  14. jackie bonette says:

    congrats to Bean! i tried and loved your hotpad tutorial and am so excited that there is going to be another Handmade Holidays in nov!! 🙂

  15. Penny says:

    What an honor to be made a board member, I know you’ll be an awesome asset to this blog.


  16. Tiffany says:

    I am excited to see what is coming in November. Love the blog!

  17. Terri says:

    Congrats to Bean! I’m a fan of your blog and your projects. I especially love your comment about loving to make cute stuff and hording fabric. What more do you need in life?! Look forward to more of your contributions to Sew Mama Sew.

  18. alisha says:

    I love the handbag! And I can’t wait for Handmade Holidays next month. I still refer to the list from last year frequently and I can’t wait to get some new inspiration. Welcome aboard, Bean!

  19. Jan Andrea says:

    Congratulations, Bean! This is great!

  20. Amy says:

    Congratulations to Bean! I’m a longtime follower of Coyote Craft and look forward to seeing Bean’s ideas here at SMS.

    P.S. The Matryoshka bag is a delight!!

  21. Liz says:

    YAY! I love Bean. 🙂

  22. Juli Davis says:

    Yeah!! Love the bean!

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