Hello there! My name is Carla Louise. I am Southern California born and raised. I cannot imagine living anywhere else. And any time I have tried to leave, I have ended up back here all over again! I love the beach, I love the mountains.... and most of all, I love the sunshine and the wonderful Southern California weather!!! I am so blessed to be able to live here.

I am a very proud mom. I have 4 great, smart, accomplished children. What else could a mama ask for? Being a single mom, life is full of challenges.

I was born to a mom who did embroidery and crochet and a dad who sewed. A dad who loved to quilt and make furniture. A dad who had a spirit of creativity that knew no bounds. Lucky me!






Here is a photo of my dad. He was a quiet contemplative man, but I got my creative spirit from him. (Note: I am not the quiet and contemplative sort. If I am in a room, you know it! LOL)Thanks, Dad!

I learned to sew in high school. I made my first quilt in 1979. And my love of sewing and creating things has grown ever since.

Sewing is my passion. Sewing is my way to relax. Sewing is how I manage stress... and I certainly have plenty of stress! Between sewing, chocolate, red wine and boxing (yup!!!! .... I really said boxing! you read it correctly!), I manage my life. I work an eight hour a day desk job and the only thing I look forward to all day is coming home to unwind and share a little quality time with my sewing machine.

I love to share, design, inspire and create. I hope that each and every one of you will share with me and hope you can find some inspiration here. Dare to be all you can be!

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch!

Carla Louise



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