About this blog:

I created this blog in January '11 as a way to organize my thoughts and my projects in a little spot all my own. Publishing what I'm working on encourages me to finish tasks and try new things that I likely wouldn't otherwise. You'll find I most commonly post about my stitching project of the week (or month) because housework, though quite valuable, doesn't vary much from day-to-day. However, when I buy a wonderful new pan or stumble upon a great new eco-friendly cleaner, you'll be the first ones to know! I'm also sure to throw in a new recipe or two from time to time as I experiment in the kitchen.

While this space started as a homemaker's journal, I now think of it as a new way to meet friends and be a part of a community.  So please, introduce yourself!

I'll go first:

Hi! I'm Jennifer. I live with my darling fiance, Brandon, and our dog, CoCo, in a charming city just outside of Atlanta. We decided a few years ago that things (at least for now) are less stressful if I stay home to take care of CoCo, the house, finances, shopping, you name it, while he works. I fill in free me-time with sewing, knitting, diy, or yoga. (5-2013)


If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please don't hesitate to share! Leave a message below or you can email me at msjennyhomemaker at gmail dot com.


  1. Hi Jennifer,

    I found you because I was looking for input from other seamstresses about McCall 6027. My 14 year old daughter chose the pattern for me to make a dress for the 8th grade dance. She is very particular about color and style (generally a jeans and hoodie girl). You did a great job with the dress. My daughter will probably want a solid color, so your picture was very helpful. I think that I'll want to bring the neckline higher and make the straps a bit wider.

    I had to write to you when I read your little "bio". My kids and I have been enjoying watching some Midsomer Murders on a dvd I borrowed from the library just last week. I had never heard of the series before, but I'm definitely going to borrow some more dvds of the series.

    We live in a suburb outside Boston. At least the weather is better where you are!


    1. Hi Ellen! It's so nice to meet you!

      Thank you for your comments on my red dress. I'm very glad you found my review helpful! I would agree the neckline could go a bit higher. Widening the straps is also a great idea and would make turning the dress easier if you choose to use my invisible zipper method.

      Isn't "Midsomer Murders" great!? Netflix recommended it to me a while ago (or I would have never found it) and it is certainly one of its better suggestions.

      Boston is a lovely area! Though, I will agree our weather here is much more mild these days.

      I do hope you'll stop by again!

  2. Hi Jennifer! I loved your post about the invisible zipper and the lining. I live in Mandeville, so it was nice to see someone in the area sewing. I have kids your age, so I am probably closer to your Mom's age. I sewed about 25 years ago, and then took a break with family and work.This was pre-internet, and wow have things changed for the better. There is so much info, it can be a bit overwhelming. So glad you are sewing.


    1. Hi, Sherrill! I'm so glad you liked the post! I recently passed through your area, to and from vacation. How cool - I've never met anyone here who sews (aside from quilts, of course). It's so nice you've been able to start sewing again. I agree, the availability of information is astounding! Everyone is just so helpful. I do hope you stop by again. :-)

      Happy sewing!


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