Hello! I am Tamara Kielstra from www.tamarasjoy.com and I love all things Fabric, Quilts and Sewing! I am Canadian and have been married to my husband Mark for 17 years already. And in that time, we have been blessed with two wonderful boys, Mateo & Roman. For as long as I can remember I have always been creating something with my hands. From scrapbooking to woodworking and everything in between, I love to make something from nothing.
But my favorite way to create is with my sewing machine. As a child I learned how to sew on my mother’s machine and experimented trying to sew garments. But I didn't really fall in love with sewing until after I got married. My mother gifted me my first sewing machine as a wedding gift, and I realized how useful it could be to create simple things like pillows for my home or fun animal rag quilts as gifts for my nieces and nephews.
Since then, I have fallen in love with sewing anything that is NOT a garment (although I recently attempted a quilt coat as they are pretty popular these days!). I love to sew pillows, rag quilts, table runners, bags and the list goes on.
As a mother of two boys, they like to ask me to make them things that I would never come up with on my own. Last Christmas they had me make them Pokémon playmats! And it brings me so much joy seeing them happy with what I create.
That joy is where my Blog and YouTube channel came from. They are a place where I can share my creations as well as teach others how to learn to sew simple projects. And you better believe you will be seeing lots of fun Michael Miller Fabrics showing up in these creations as well!
Please feel free to follow my sewing tutorials on YouTube or come say Hi on Instagram, and of course let me know that you found me through Michael Miller Fabrics! I Look forward to being one of their ambassadors this year and can't wait to get sewing with their gorgeous fabrics!
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