Hi friends! So this is me, eek! I'm sharing my mug on my blog today for the FIRST time ever!! It's all in aid of the Fat Quarterly retreat I'm going to this weekend! There's a link party for everyone attending so I'm joining in (very late) and sharing a little about myself if you're new to my blog ...So a big hello and welcome! My name is Jessie, and my blog name 'messy jesse' comes from my childhood nickname. I'm 25 and I live in the far, far! southwest of Cornwall with my fiance and only get to talk quilting online so this will be fun and so weird to talk fabric and flying geese in 'real life' ha! I started quilting only in the last 3 years or so? but enjoyed being creative in various other crafty forms previous to that.
I work full-time and I run Sew and Quilt, an online fabric store which specialises in quilting fabrics with a nostalgic and vintage twist! Opened last October, so it's still pretty new :) It's always been my dream to run my own sewing shop since I was a small child, so I'm REALLY happy it's finally come true! Take a look, and drop me an email if you would like me to bring some fabric or packs of paper pieces for you to the retreat :)
In between that I try to catch up on some quilting projects - and plan a wedding next year!? We bought our house in Cornwall over a year ago now, after a short stint in London (everyone does it, right?) and I seriously love it! We've been steadily doing it up and turning it into a home ever since :) which is my favourite thing to do when I'm not in my sewing room, quilting! ok, that's me.
I am most looking forward to learning some new skills, and meeting some like-minded crafty people! You will most likely find me at fqr drinking a cup of tea and looking nervous! I'm super shy to start but warm up pretty quick >.< I will be doing crochet on the Friday, which I've always wanted to do but being a leftie, I'm pretty kack-handed when it comes to that! I hope Laura has lots of patience for me!? Free motion on Saturday morning, and paper piecing in the afternoon. Sunday I've got hand quilting with Lu Summers - fun!
In the meantime, you can follow me on various social media sites (I'm addicted)
@messyjesse1 on Instagram
@sewandquilt on twitter
keep up to date with Sew and Quilt on our FB page
Hope to say hello to you :) thanks for stopping by, xo