We’re so happy that Bonnie from Fishsticks Designs is up next on the blog. We love her great design for a Stadium Blanket + Bag/Cushion Combo and we’re sure you’ll love it too. Check out the Fishsticks Designs Blog to learn more about Bonnie and her work, and look for the free tutorial coming up next. It will help make those football games a little more comfy and fun!

Hello, Fellow Sewing Enthusiasts! My name is Bonnie, and I am thrilled to get to spend the day here at Sew,Mama,Sew! with you. I am blessed to be Mama to six wonderful children (two girls and four boys), and I recently became Gi-Gi to our first beautiful granddaughter. Our children are very spread apart, ranging in age from 21 all the way down to 19 months.

My youngest two little guys, who you can see with me in my picture, are the biggest inspirations behind my sewing pattern company, Fishsticks Designs. (They’re also the models for most of my pattern covers. I happen to think they’re adorable, but I might be a little prejudiced! They also happen to work for free… Well, actually, that’s not totally true. I do occasionally have to bribe them with a cookie or two.) Because my youngest children are boys, and I love sewing clothing for them, I focus my designs on clothes that are modern, boy-friendly, fun and practical. I want you to be able to sew unique, exciting, fashionable clothing for your boys that they can grab and wear everyday whether they’re climbing trees, riding bikes or curled up reading a book. I’m also a bit of an instant-gratification kind of sewist— All of my patterns take me less than a day to sew, and some are even one-afternoon projects.

In addition to my pattern business, I blog regularly at the Fishsticks Designs Blog (formerly Fishsticks & Fries). There I share my latest sewing ventures, tutorials and free patterns, my published projects and a bit about our crazy daily life with a houseful of little and big kids. I’d love to have you come over for a visit!