Featured Creator of the Round, Jenniffer - Jane of ALL trades - Thompson!

Posted by Hannah Dustin on

I am Jenniffer, best described as a Jane of all trades.  I sew, knit, woodwork, throw pottery, and dabble in soap making and apothecary. More often than not, when I'm not spending time with my family, you'll find me at my desk sewing, serging, or cover stitching all the things because my heart is most at ease among the needles, thread, and fabrics.  
I've been sewing for the better part of a decade; six of which I've sewn professionally and I love what I do.  I started sewing when I couldn't find clothes that were both cute and could fit my ample proportions.  When I found custom fabrics I went kind of crazy trying to acquire all the cutest prints for my kids and my family.  Fast forward to today where I sew for my customers as well as my own family.  Stitching Blindly was officially born in 2018 and grew by only word of mouth until five months ago when I started our marketing and social media presence.
I buy a lot of my notions and supplies online through Etsy, Amazon and small businesses that have the same value of high quality products that I have for my business.  My sewing machines, sergers, and cover stitch machines were purchased through machine shops because I can count on those warranties if anything goes wrong.  When it comes to fabric I buy from all the place because my family and customers like a variety to choose from.
I am a wife, mother, and maker.  My husband is an electrician by day and a seam worker when he gets home (I put him to work) my children are amazing: Nautika 17, Dominic 13, Aidyn 9, Myles 7, and Ben is 3.  Nautika is my serious child and is heading off to college next year in Washington DC on scholarship, Dominic is my knucklehead that is still trying to figure out his place in the world. and what he wants to be when he grows up, Aidyn is my clone.  She wants to make, bake and create all the time.  My two youngest are autistic but vary wildly.  Myles is considered a savant but very hyperactive while Ben is non-verbal and very laid back. Me making things helps me to be able to support my family since I am unable to work outside of the house for the time being.
I'll round this out by saying I both love what I do and I'm incredibly thankful to be able to support my family using my skills that I've learned over the last few years.  You can find my work here, in the Violet Snow group, my own Facebook group 'The Butchery by Stitching Blindly, my YouTube Channel (Coming Soon), and my website, stitchingblindly.com that will be relaunching on October 15th, 2019.

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