Elissa sells easy-to-sew PDF patterns for soft toys and “whimsical wearables” in her Lambkin Creative shop. You can sew up some breakfast or a Fleece Fox Hat, or you can buy ready-made, handcrafted items like bunnies, hedgehogs or fleece food like this sandwich! Elissa has a free tutorial and pattern set for you next…

Hi, I’m Elissa! I’m a mom of littles, a book nerd, and a compulsive creator. My mother taught me to sew when I was little, and I haven’t stopped since.

I began sewing doll clothes by hand and graduated to sewing some of my own clothes by machine. After college, I taught music for several years, and during that time my projects were mostly utilitarian. When my children came along I was excited to make caring for them my full-time job, but I didn’t realize it would also re-ignite my creativity!

I enjoy the challenge of upcycling thrifted materials to meet a need in my home, and I love making my kids something special. On any given day, you’re likely to find me either up to my elbows in a sewing project or sitting on the floor reading a stack of picture books aloud. My floor is probably sticky and my sewing room is perpetually a wreck, but my home is filled with curiosity and joy, and I am grateful. I share sewing patterns in my Lambkin Creative Etsy shop, and you can visit me on Instagram to see what I’m making. Happy creating!