Introducing ~ Jenny

on February 21 | in Contributors | by | with 27 Comments

From Beth: Today we’re happy to welcome Jenny from the WildCards to the blog, author of ReSew: Turn Thrift-Store Finds into Fabulous Designs. Jenny shares a project from the book next, but first you can enjoy her introduction and explore the links!

From Jenny: Hi, I’m Jenny. And I love to sew! I’ve been sewing since high school. Back then I would make wacky, eccentric clothes, and then make my friends wear them to school. I also love thrifting. My first thrift-store purchase was a couch in college—which I later figured out would not fit through the front door of my apartment. Rats. (I’ve gotten much better at thrifting since then.) I put my two passions together to come up with my new book, ReSew: Turn Thrift-Store Finds into Fabulous Designs. You can view a fun little video about the book here.

What’s most important in my life is being a mom. I’m sharing my “Elephant Cuddle Cushion” project from ReSew today, which was inspired by my two wonderfully crazy and funny little boys, Jack (6) and Charlie (2). I write about their antics at my blog, the WildCards. A favorite category is Jackspeak, where I’ve cataloged some of the hilarious things Jack has said over the years. And now that Charlie is two years old, Charlietalk is gaining steam. I sure hope you enjoy the project!

Thank you so much to Kristin and Beth at Sew,Mama,Sew! for letting me show my stuff to your readers. Your site is a daily inspiration to me and I am grateful for all of the thought and creativity you put into it.

Now everyone go have a great day today, and remember— Make time to sew!

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27 Responses to Introducing ~ Jenny

  1. Deb says:

    I’m headed to your blog now! I think the idea behind your book is great, and i’d love to win it in one of the giveaways.

  2. Gail C says:

    Nice to meet you Jenny


  3. Beth T says:

    Oh, Jenny, it would surely be fun to hang out with you! Welcome to the Sew, Mama, Sew family.

  4. Marcia W. says:

    Welcome! Thanks for your contribution.

  5. Sara says:

    Wow, thanks so much for sharing this resource! This is exactly what I do all time. Looking forward to what Jenny has to share!

  6. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    Welcome! You are so inspiring!

  7. Robyn says:

    welcome, glad you are here!

  8. WOW! Thank you so much for the welcome! I was so thrilled to get the chance to show my stuff at Sew, Mama, Sew!, although you can bet I had butterflies about it. But reading all of these comments makes me feel right at home. It makes me want to gather you all up together and head out to a dive-y restaurant for pie and fries!

    And Amy, about the short hair… you crack me up. I held on to longer locks for my husband after we were married. Then one day, after getting my new-mama bootstraps under me, I got fed up with it, chopped it all off, and never looked back. I told my husband, “Short is the new long.” That’s my story and I’m STILL sticking to it. 🙂

  9. Christine says:

    I enjoyed your website. Love the Christmas garland.

  10. CJ says:

    I’m excited to find your blog and will have to get my hands on that book. I LIKE to fix up thrifted stuff but…BUT, I don’t have the vision to do it on my own. I just see junk when I go to the thrift stores. But if I have seen what someone else did with a yellow candlestick and a red platter, and an old birdcage and a way too small wool blazer then I figure I can give it a try too!

  11. This is sure to make me look at things differently when going into a thrift store.

  12. Desirée says:

    thanks for telling something about you!

  13. Sarah J says:

    love your book. just took a look at your blogs – what fun! welcome

  14. Virginia says:

    I love thrifting too! =)

  15. Jacque says:

    Welcome, Jenny! Love your blog and the darling boys (I raised two myself, and helped their little sister survive all the boyhood messes!!). Going now to look at the elephant!

  16. Ramona says:

    Enjoyed your blog and I love to try to repurpose things.

  17. SewLindaAnn says:

    Nice to meet you Jenny. Your Elephant pillow is awesome.

  18. I make time to sew almost everyday! thanks for the tutorial!

  19. Rebecca says:

    LOVE the idea of repurposing things!

  20. Cassandra says:

    Oh! I just ran into your blog last week. Great blog!

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  22. kathyh says:

    Nice to meet you.

  23. ~Carla~ says:

    Welcome Jenny! Using thrifted items/fabric is such a great way to reuse our resources!

  24. Rebmara says:


  25. Unrelated to this post…Jenny’s photo is making me think about cutting my hair short.

  26. sook hyun says:

    welcome 🙂

  27. Margie Bennett says:

    Welcome Jenny. Your boys are so cute!

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