Another MAJOR life update: I’m engaged!

Well this is a Christmas that I will NEVER FORGET! On Christmas Eve, Joe proposed to me in front of our parents, plus family and friends via Zoom. The holidays looked different but Joe spared no resource to make this moment special. Check out how it went down, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFBg0ETI9TM&feature=youtu.be

Major life updates: I moved to Jackson, MS!

Whew! What a whirlwind the last two months have been. But, in a good way. Everything in the last 8 weeks have led to this moment! Over the weekend I moved to Jackson, MS to be with Joe! If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I have been in a long distance…

10 things I learned about reaching 10k followers on Instagram!

I did it! I've made it pass the 10K mark on Instagram! Life has been "happening" all around me lately and so I'm a little late with this post but I couldn't let this moment pass me by. First, let's be clear, it's not all about the numbers, but when building a brand, milestones can…

My August fabric haul plus inspo!

So this month I decided to stop buying Summer fabric and begin buying fabric to transition me into Fall. After the year that we all had, I’m ready for the change in weather. I feel like it’s been warm since March and I really am excited for the weather to break. Butttttt...since I also live…

I’m a blogger for Mood Sewing Network!

Happy Monday friends! Can I just tell you that I am bursting all over with happiness and excitement concerning this announcement? I have been such a fan of Mood, going back to season 1 of Project Runway. And anytime I’m in New York I always find time to stop by the shop and take in…

Disrupting the status quo

Hey everyone! It has been a really long time since I wrote anything here, but with the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor I had to take a step back from blogging and put my energy in other places. Have I been protesting? Yes, digitally. Have I been making meaningful changes…

My first fabric haul!

Happy Saturday! I'm expanding my blogging horizons and I recorded my first fabric haul on IGTV! Woo-hoo! If you follow me on Instagram then you can find my video on my page (@ravenmaureen_)! I bought everything within the last month so everything should still be available. If you're interested in a more physical description of…

My sewing playlist!

So I did a thing. I made a playlist of my top songs that I listen to when I'm sewing! I promise there's something there for everyone because I literally love everything and grew up in a musical household. Even words and songs that I can't understand sometimes. They still evoke an emotion that transcends…

Five must-have sewing tools!

Hey guys! This lockdown (even though restrictions are lifting) has brought up some questions. Lately a lot of you have been asking me how I got started, what are my favorite tools and some patterns that are great for beginners. I'm definitely going to talk about all of that, but I believe success starts with…

How to make an Instagram worthy flat lay!

You spoke up! You voted unanimously, and here it is the flat lay tutorial! Let's start from the beginning. Flat lays have been around for a long time. It's not an original idea, but you can make it your own by adding your signature touch. Silly me, I didn't realize that this was a thing…