[frame src="http://www.seattlefarmschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_2315-e1421355762137.jpg" width="200" link="" target="_self" alt="Kelli Thomas" align="left" prettyphoto="false"]My favorite color is rainbow, I hate glitter, and I sew in a coat closet. Crafting and making have always been in my DNA but I really embraced my own talents about ten years ago, when I started a family. Since then, I have been regularly making things with fabric and yarn for my family and friends and for sale to strangers. I love coming up with my own ideas and patterns and showing others how easy it can be. I worked at a family "teaching" farm in Virginia for a short time before moving to Seattle and I strongly support the idea of teaching basic homemaking type skills to people of all ages because it is so important for people to know how to do practical things and to pass that knowledge and skill on to the next generation.
While in Virginia I taught crochet to children and adults at Joann Fabrics, had regular sewing parties where I taught, and helped everyone make, a quick and easy start to finish project. My original patterns were published in the 2014 "Crochet a Day Calendar" and I have successfully taught both of my children (under ten) how to crochet, knit, embroider, and machine sew, among other things.
I crochet or sew nearly everyday; as well as regularly work on other random crafty projects initiated by my two young and exhaustively creative daughters; while our small and lazy dogs Walter, Carl and Boyd cheer us on by napping on our fabric and tangling themselves in our yarn.