I’m Jennifer Mathis: a designer, a doer, a Southern girl that loves to sew. I am blessed with a precious family: a wonderful husband and two sweet kiddos that keep me running in circles, but happy just the same.
My outlook on life? Choose happiness and DREAM BIG!
I’m thrilled to have been included in these publications:
Ellison Lane is where I share my patterns and tutorials and hopefully inspire you to stitch and sew. I’m a self-taught sewist and love being part of the online sewing community. I fully embrace color, love working with solids and am passionate about fabric and creating. I was the kid at summer camp that wanted to hang out in arts and crafts all day long.
So why Ellison Lane? Well, Ellison is a family name and a word that I think is just lovely. In my mind, Ellison Lane is a sunny, tree lined road leading up to a white vintage farm house with an aqua painted door. Think big shade trees with sunlight streaming through, flowers in bloom, warm breezes and lemonade.
I started Sew South, a modern sewing retreat in Charlotte, NC and it’s been a great success all three years! I love inspiring women to come together to create, connect and have fun!
You can read more about my outlook on life in my post This Is 38.
Other things I love…
- good friends
- sunshine and lots of light
- open fields
- blue skies
- books, books and more books
- stationery and snail mail
- nail polish
- school supplies (bouquets of sharpened pencils)
- anything robin’s egg blue
- chocolate chip cookies
Want to connect with me, ask a question or just plain say hello? Shoot me an email at ellisonlane (at) gmail (dot) com.
life is short. dream big!