I never really know what to say in these posts, but I know how much I love to read what other people have to say about themselves so here goes.
I've been quilting since 2001, when a friend of mine passed on the sewing bug. She had been quilting for a year or so and was very enthusiastic about it. I ran out and bought a Baby Lock Ellure. #truestory
I still have that sewing machine, but I've added to my quilting family. Now I also have a Baby Lock Crescendo. I lurve them both.
While I've always enjoyed quilting, I must admit that my mojo has been through the roof since about 2016. It was around that time I started discovering Foundation Paper Piecing. I've always been a perfectionist, whether quilting or doing anything else. No one is harder on me than myself. I know you know what I mean because you probably do the same darn thing to yourself.
I started my YouTube channel, TheYvetteRene, in April of 2016. Thank goodness I realized that I needed a sidekick. Along came my lil ham, Jellybean. Yes, he occasionally lays on my sewing machine like this while I sew. Really, he's never very far from me. Totally a mama's boy. xoxo
I began with unboxings and enjoyed it for a while. But there came a time when I knew that I really just wanted to sew. I started having sew alongs and short tutorials. The feedback was amazeballs. Everyone was enjoying my teaching as much as I enjoyed doing it.
I started to double down, working my way toward the ultimate goal of quitting my day job so that I could concentrate on quilting and teaching. Specifically Foundation Paper Piecing. Everyone tells you that you need to have multiple revenue streams to make quilting work.
So I continued with my YouTube channel, although admittedly it's sort fallen toward the back burner lately. And I started ramping up my Etsy shop, YvetteRene Creations. As you can see, I've migrated my shop to Shopify just this past weekend on September 4, 2021.
The products you find in my store are the sort of things I love... Alison Glass, Libs Elliott, Tula Pink, Sandy Gervais, Robin Pickens and of course anything you might need for Foundation Paper Piecing. If I don't have something you are looking for, just ask me to stock it!
And finally, I started an online membership called Piecing It Real. I teach FPP and have a wonderful community of like-minded quilters with new patterns and activities to keep us busy and happy!
I haven't been able to quit my day job yet, but I'm confident I can do it. I know that the best way to do that is to keep my customers as friends and make sure everyone is happy. I welcome any suggestions as long as they are offered in a kind manner.
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out what I have to offer.