about me


For those of you who are visiting for the first time, welcome to Fabric Mutt! Sewing has been an incredible adventure for me since I picked it up again in 2011. After being a teacher for nine years and an assistant principal for one, I decided to become a stay-at-home mom in 2009. It was a big change for me after working since I was a teenager, and it took a while for me to find my balance. When my mom brought a new sewing machine into our home in the fall of 2011, she opened up a whole new world to me. I immediately began looking for inspiration on the web, and I was amazed at the treasure trove that I found in the online quilting community. By the end of December 2011, I decided to start Fabric Mutt as a way to share my projects with my out-of-state family as well as track my own progress. It’s been amazing to connect with so many other bloggers who share my love of sewing!

I live in a busy Southern California household. My husband and I bought a home with my parents in 2008, and we also share the space with our three little girls, affectionately known as Bunny (7), Bear (5), and Mouse (4). It’s a fantastic situation for us, and we enjoy lots of family time together. With all of the chores and child care involved in daily life, sewing doesn’t always happen as easily as I’d like it to, but I manage to fit it in as I go along.

Feel free to check out the different pages on my navigation bar at the top of my blog for some of the things I've been up lately or check out my social media pages on the left side of the page. I hope you'll find something you can use! Email me any time at hjstaples@gmail.com. You can also leave me a comment on any of my posts. I will always write back unless I can't get in touch with you because you're a no-reply blogger (you can fix that here!).

Thanks so much for stopping by today -- I appreciate all of my readers so much. It's a joy to share a small part of my life with you!

Happy sewing!
Heidi :)
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