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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


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

I took sewing classes when I was very young, an early sign of the

project mania to arise in my later years. My teacher took pictures of

me with every single finished project, which I still have in a photo

album back home. Some of my earliest masterpieces include a denim

tote bag, fabric dolls, and a hideous sweatshirt covered in neon

numbers. I dropped sewing to pick up crosstitch and didn’t come back

to it until just a few months ago. I’m glad I did!

3. What role does sewing play in your life?

Sewing plays an important role as a stress relief and creative outlet.

As forementioned above, I’m a bit of a project maniac, and I take

great pleasure in having new things to create, and I love learning

something new. Now that I’m not in school, I like to spend all my

spare time learning a new crafts. And there’s no better feeling than

when you wear something you’ve made and get a compliment on it!

4. What is your favorite and what is your least favorite thing about sewing?

My favorite thing is that I can pick out a pattern, visualize it in a

different way and be able to make it (potentially)! My least favorite

thing about sewing is when I get lost and frustrated. But I know it

comes with the territory, and I’m pretty used to it, being a self

taught knitter.

5. If you could make something for anyone who would it be and what

would you make?

I would have to choose a matching apron, potholder, dress set for

Julia Child, who is my complete hero. She started her life later than

most people and made so much out of it. It teaches me to never give

up, and always remember that you’re never too old to learn new tricks.

6. What are you looking for on our site? What do you think should be

improved and what do you really like?

I always log in to the site to check out everyone elses creations, it

keeps me motivated and provides me with ideas and inspiration, I love

it! I think the site works really well. Maybe provide more links to

other sites, places to get fabrics or notions, blogs, etc. Another

thing that would make it flow better was if you could click on

someone’s picture and go to their profile, so you don’t have to search

for them. Otherwise, I like everything about it, and tune in everyday

for updates and new patterns.

7. What is your motto?

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” -Jacques Pepin

Learn more about Brooke and see some of the amazing cakes she’s made by seeing her member profile and her photo blog here.

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    Jun 6, 2016, 12.30 PMby troublesomeka2016

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