Hi! I’m Kaelin. I’m a twentysomething married to my best friend/husband, and living in the vibrant city of New Orleans. We don't have any kiddos yet, but we do like to trash talk about whose genes will win out when we finally do. It's no contest really ;) We moved to NOLA in 2008, and I was a bit of a nomad before we settled here and bought our first home. I grew up in the beautiful hills of eastern Kentucky, went to undergrad in Indiana, studied for a semester in downtown Philadelphia, and then married the hubs and moved to downtown Chicago.
I have a Bachelor's in Psychology and minor in Latin (I was shooting for practicality…who doesn’t want to hire a 22 year old that can translate Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War?), and am currently working on a Master's in Intercultural Studies/World Religions from Moody Theological Seminary. Somehow I ended up in the insurance industry. I'm a health insurance marketer by day, renegade sewer by night. The dream is to eventually quit my cubicle job and pursue my love of sewing full-time.
Below is Sir Whiskers MacTavish, the namesake of this blog. I thought it was only appropriate to name it after him, since all quilts in our home eventually become his property. He likes to think he's my Muse, but I actually got my sewing genes from my mom - she's very artistic and used to make our Easter dresses and
some pretty awesome Halloween costumes that would rock your world if I had pictures of them. Unfortunately I never wanted to learn from her (since I was lazy and could just get her to do it), so it wasn't until I was married and living in Chicago that my love of sewing and quilting appeared, and our storage space disappeared. We were too poor to afford classes or a machine, so I learned through internet tutorials and started out hand-sewing all my quilts. The downward spiral into quilting only continued when I got my first sewing machine after moving to NOLA, and even more so when I started this blog in April 2010. You can get a peek into my sewing space here.
Since I'm 100% self-taught via the internet, one of my passions in life is to teach other young aspiring sewers. My hope is that this blog will both inspire you to sew, and teach you important techniques. If you ever have any questions or would like to request a tutorial on something, don't hesitate to email me! I can't promise I'll know the answer, but I can promise I'll do my best to help you in any way I can :)