Introducing ~ Mary

on June 23 | in Contributors | by | with 15 Comments

Mary from Hot Potatoes is fairly new to blogging but she’s been in the craft/sewing scene for a long time! She loves to sew clothes and shares some tunic tips next for that perfect summertime wardrobe staple… Check out Mary’s sites for more information about her work, and come back for her tunic post later this morning!

Hey there. I am Mary O’Neil and I like to make things with my hands. I love color a whole lot and I love fabric and rubber stamps and all kinds of art supplies. I have just started sewing with a new passion and I like to make clothes. I am simply thrilled to be doing a tutorial for Sew,Mama,Sew! and hope to get a whole lot of new pals!

I have been pretty sick for a few years and now that I am coming out of the fog I have a new love for creating wonderful things to wear. Oh, by the way, I am healthy as a horse now. I gave up gluten and dairy and I am a new person. That is another story.

I own a rubber stamp company called Hot Potatoes. I have that name because for many years I carved stamps from potatoes and hand printed garments to sell. I was on The Carol Duvall show for years, which put my sweet little company on the map. Now I make stamps, design for a home-builder here in Nashville and work at a very cool fabric store. I have a garden, dogs, a hundred year old house and a sweet husband.

I am trying to blog and that is a whole new thing for me. My claim to fame is embossing velvet and if you sew then you should know and use this technique.

I like to be busy all the time and my husband says I could have fun in a box.

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15 Responses to Introducing ~ Mary

  1. Rebecca says:

    Welcome Mary!

  2. Shannon says:

    Thanks for this!

  3. Anie says:

    great. I love tunics and need to make myself one.

  4. Margie Bennett says:

    Welcome Mary ! I look forward to your blog & your tutorial.

  5. Christine says:

    I like to think I could have fun in a box, too.

  6. I am so happy to do this tutorial and to have so many folks see it and comment. This will get me back into the blogging trend right away!

  7. Eleonora says:

    welcome Mary!I visited your blog and I like your velvet works!

  8. Lori Morton says:

    Howdy from Ohio!!

    Loved learning about what a talented Lady you are!! I sew, and have TONS of Rubber Stamps! Make all my own cards….always! lol

    Wish you were my neighbor!! We’d have such fun!! We could garden, and stamp! lol We do a huge garden here, plus have 280 Peach trees! Go to Farm Mkts. all thru growin’ season. Love it! (make a wonderful Peach cobbler….my Husband’s Grandma’s Recipe! YUMMY!)

    Have a Wonderful Summer!! Glad you are Well again, and enjoyin’ all the “Moment’s” a day gives!

    Ohio Hugs! 🙂

  9. SewLindaAnn says:

    So nice to meet you Mary! That was a great introduction. I knew you looked a bit familiar I had seen you on the show and I know I have seen your company site.

  10. Sherry J says:

    that’s funny, having fun in a box. that’s what my preschoolers do too. that’s why i’m still in preschool for 30 yrs. thanks .

  11. Beth T says:

    I love the quote from your husband! Isn’t it great to be feeling good?

  12. Sarita says:

    I’m curious about embossing velvet!

  13. Katrina H says:

    Wow you are very creative!

  14. Shirley Clark says:

    I remember Mary from the Carol Duvall show. I wish those types of shows were still on HGTV. I get so tired of looking a houses to buy.

    I will check out her blog for sure!

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