Getting to know the team - featuring Wendy
Every month we interview a team member to give you the opportunity to get to know all of us a little better. Wendy is next up and I just know you are going to love her!
Name and what you do here at Aurora Designs?
Wendy, I am the Sew Along Coordinator over in The Sewing Menagerie by Aurora Designs
How old were you when you learned to sew and who taught you?
I began learning the basics of sewing as a child being taught by my mom, grandma, and my aunt. I started sewing seriously after graduating college as a creative release outside of work.
What is your favorite and least favorite part of sewing?
Favorite part is seeing the finished garment on the intended recipient and having it fit well and that they like the item. Least favorite part is pattern and fabric prep.
What has been your favorite thing you have ever made?
The last thing I’ve just sewn, lol! Really though, I love sewing for my kids and having them love the item just as much, so anything I sew for my kids is a favorite.
If you could get any crafting item what is at the very top of your list right now?
A nice large cutting table to lay everything out on and not have to cut everything while sitting on my floor or at the dining room table.
Current favorite pattern or pattern designer?
The Jordis!! I love how cozy I feel wrapped up in this jacket and it’s massive hood. Besides that I tend to pattern hop between lots of the indie designers depending on what item I’m looking to sew up.
Meat and potatoes; really almost any type of food you’d consider “comfort” food. Roasts, stews, steaks, almost anything BBQ.
Most watched on Netflix?
We don’t have Netflix…
Currently playing on pandora?
Straight No Chaser Radio, I’m a sucker for a good acapella group.
What do you like to do with your spare time (other than sew!)?
I really enjoy sports and love watching the kids learning to play. I also like to read every night before I go to bed. My favorite book series is the Irish Country Doctor series by Patrick Taylor.
What did you want to be when you grow up?
I knew I was going to do something in the medical field when I grew up. It was a toss up between Physical Therapy and Nursing. I chose nursing and worked in pediatrics before we started our own family and I began staying home to nurse my own kiddos.
Last but not least… What advice would you give someone starting out?
Don’t be afraid to try a new skill you think is beyond your reach and ask questions! Many of the skills just take practice and you’ll get there if you just keep trying. Plus, there are lots of wonderful people in the sewing communities who will help.