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Featured Member: Brooke Noelle

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I’m originally from Portland, Oregon, located in the beautiful

Northwest. I moved out to New York to attend culinary school and

hopefully become an accomplished cake decorator. I’ve lived in

Brooklyn for almost 3 years now, and I love it. I reside in historic

Bed-Stuy, in a brownstone with my partner, Mike, and our two comical

felines.

Featured Member: Lifje

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Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I’m from Denmark and right now I live in Copenhagen. But I’ve lived all my life with my parents in a farm in the middle of nowhere.

Featured Member: Elainemay

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Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I’m originally from New York, but have moved around quite a bit and currently live in Aachen, Germany. I can walk to Belgium and the Netherlands in half an hour from my apartment!

Featured Member: Myk

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I’m from the Philippines. I live in Manila but I come from a small city called Baguio – the only area in our tropical country that reaches around 8˚C.

Featured Member: ParaNoire

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I’m from Germany. I live in a small village near Erfurt (in the middle of Germany).

Featured Member: Katrena

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I was born and raised in Oakland, CA. I currently live in Richmond, CA with my grandmother, daughter and 2 female Yorkies.

Featured Member: MarmotaB

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I’m from the Czech Republic, which is a very nice small country in the Central Europe and has almost everything, with some little exceptions like sea, big mountains or deserts. :-) I live in Cesky Brod, a small town near Prague.

Featured Member: Nicole

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I have lived in a small Maryland town my entire life.

Featured Member: Mal

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I’m from Massachusetts and live in Worcester which is a city located about 40 miles from Boston.

Featured Member: fialottajansson

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I was born in Kronoby and am now living in Vasa, Finland, in a little house with my husband.

Featured Member: Anda

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1. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?

The first thing I ever made were drawings, but the very first thing I ever sewed was this astoundingly monstrous jersey knit outfit for a Girl Scout badge. Ohh, I wish I still had that thing. It was amazing. Amazingly terrible. The fabric was unbelievably ugly—-I think it has a pineapple print—-and about five seconds into the pattern I freaked out from the difficulty of it all and demanded that my mom finish the entire project for me. I was 10 years old and I actually have never used a store-bought pattern since then. Sometimes I try, but I always end up panicking and just drawing my own patterns.

Featured Member: Stacysews

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1. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?

If you talk to my mother, she would mention that when I was little, I used to ‘design’ Barbie clothes. Apparently, I spent a great deal of time drawing elaborate gowns for her and at times trying to sew them up (by hand). I didn’t use a sewing machine until an 8th grade home economics class where we were told to follow a pattern to sew up a sweatshirt. Unfortunately, that garment didn’t turn out quite as expected! I didn’t try using a sewing machine again until 8 or 9 years ago (I made a pajama set for my daughter and had much better results) – and I haven’t stopped sewing since!

Featured Member: Mirela

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What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?

As a child, I started sewing using a little toy sewing machine, making pretty dresses for my dolls. I remember as if it was yesterday although it happened about 17 years ago: I was watching my mother sewing a pink outfit for my birthday party and I loved that outfit! It was the first time I showed interest in sewing. Not long after, I started sewing myself and made a circle skirt for my Barbie doll out of leftover pink fabric. The first real clothing item I made for myself was a classic plaid shirt. All along the way, I had benefited from assistance and help from my mother, to whom I cannot give enough thanks for instilling in me her passion for sewing.

Featured Member: Squirrellypoo

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We would like to introduce to you a new blog category: Featured Member! Many members of the site have been very active and supportive, and we think they should be in the spotlight. We prepared a set of questions that will be posed to the respective user.

Today we are featuring Melissa Fehr, known to the sewing community as Squirrellypoo.

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