Finding beauty in every handmade project for you and your home.

Welcome to The Thread Peddler, a space where I passionately share all things sewing (and maybe some other crafts).

A girl wearing a black linen top and bright red lipstick. She has her hair loosely pulled up into a bun and is smiling at the camera sitting behind her vintage singer treadle sewing machine

My husband Mark and I moved from the busy city of Seattle to a slower paced, quiet, log cabin life near the river back in February 2017.

We have two small children and have enjoyed raising them in the woods. Life here seems a bit more relaxed, down to earth, and simple- and that's just the way we like it.

two kids sitting on the yellow slide of a playlet. One little girl and one little boy. both smiling and getting ready to zoom down the slide towards mom who's taking the picture

I'm an lover of all crafts. I'm a quilter, sewing enthusiast, knitter and painter. My love of creating came from my Mom, my Auntie Beth (who can literally DIY anything) and my Grammy.

Two things are a given: I own way too much yarn and knitting bags and I have more crafts and hobbies than I have time for.

I prefer all natural remedies and DIY-ing just about everything around our house.

Follow along for sewing tutorials big and small. I share new videos almost every week on my YouTube Channel.

A guy with a beard staring at the camera with a funny grin on his face. He's standing in front of a large sign on a store wall that reads, "fabric" in big bold letters.
My husband Mark enjoys the fabric stores as much as I do.

A few fun facts about me:

Growing up I didn't enjoy sewing at all. I use to think it was boring.

I rode horses competitively starting at the 4-H level and eventually showed at the National level in 1997 winning the overall reserve high point youth award for that year in my age division. I still love horses and would love to someday own one again.

That's me in the blue on my horse Sir at the National Appaloosa Horse Show.

I had the best childhood a kid could ever hope for. We didn't do a lot of traveling when I was younger because my parents both worked hard to make our life feel like a dream vacation at home.

Brie and her brother and sister standing in front of a tan wall. They are all smiling and looking at the camera.
Me (left), my brother, and sister.

I grew up in a beautiful log home on 5 acres with my brother, sister and so many animals. Dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, horses, snakes, and lizards. Life at our house was like an amusement park and zoo blended into one.

I've been a registered nurse since 2004 working in medical/surgical nursing.

Since becoming a mom I have become a total homebody. I use to love the busy travel life, but now I just want to be home pursuing my crafting passion and raising my two sweet kiddos.

I have a weird obsession with baskets. I LOVE baskets. They are everywhere in my house and you'll often find me using one instead of a purse-or in place of a knitting bag.

Lover of red lipstick. I don't have an explanation for this one. It's more of a newer thing. I found a Chanel lipstick that doesn't end up on my teeth when I wear it and now I'm hooked.

Thanks for stopping by!

I look forward to helping you pursue a love for sewing and creating and sharing some amazing projects along the way.

Until next time sewing friends.

My machines are calling-and I must sew.

cursive writing that says the word brie

The Thread Peddler

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