Kate Sharaf is a lifelong crafter, with a love for quilting, sewing and knitting, and also crafts as diverse as pottery and stained glass. She blogs at Needle and Spatula about her crafts, cooking, and gardening. She loves to sew and knit for her nearly one year old daughter, and tries to find time to make things for herself and sometimes her husband too!

Kate has several PDF sewing patterns for sale in her Esty shop, including a pattern for a zippered yoga mat bag. She also has a number of free tutorials on her blog, including a quilted wine tote, easy tote bag with french seams, a knit peasant dress, and a quilt-along for the popular Drunkard’s Path quilt design. There’s also an index of the vegetarian recipes she’s shared at Needle and Spatula. Kate is has more tutorials for kids’ clothes coming soon on her blog, so stay tuned!

In addition to her blog, Kate also has a Facebook page where you can stay updated on her crafty pursuits. Kate is up next with a little top for kiddos made with knits. You’ll love it!