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About Us

liz'sheadshotsimplesimon

HI. I am the “liZ” of the Elizabeths here at Simple Simon and Co.

*I’m married to a cereal-eating, mountain biking, school teacher who is always building something.

*I’m the mother of three wildly wonderful children: Simon, Grace, and baby Ruth—all of whom I adore.

*On any given day you can find me wearing pajamas in public, down at the gas station getting a soda, eating nachos, walking around barefoot, or a combination of any of the above.

*My dream life would involve living on Main Street USA in Disneyland where we would leave only to spend time on the beach and to shop for fabric.

*I love Dr.Pepper, drawing, staying up late reading, watching old TV shows on Netflix, painting, the smell of pumpkins, thrift store shopping, home grown tomatoes, virgin mint juleps, pearl necklaces, white T-shirts, and of course sewing.

*I spent the majority of my life fighting against doing anything domestic so it’s a wonder how I ended up becoming a stay at home mom with a passion for sewing (and who happens to be loving every minute of it)!

 

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Hi. I am the other Elizabeth and am a stay at home momma to three kids, Aaron, Hannah, and Isaac. My days involve laundry, running around in the car, keeping up with homework and chores, and entertaining general chaos around here. But I wouldn’t have it any other way….

I started sewing as a teenager and loved it, but suddenly decided it wasn’t cool anymore and quit…..a huge regret in my life. I started sewing again about 8 years ago after Hannie was born, and have never looked back. Sewing has been my something everyday that can’t be undone…and has taught me that it is never too late to learn a new skill.

I love sewing vintage patterns, especially children’s. Am always trying to sew through the stash, and for every 5 projects that I am working on, there are always a couple of craft fails involved, some of which are real doozies!

A perfect day of mine involves a pool, an ice-cold limeade and a fabulous book….with an afternoon nap and some sewing time too, all whilst my children behave perfectly and never have a quarrel. HA! If only.

8 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I saw your Christmas postcards on Pinterest. I thought they were very cute, but I have a couple of questions.
    1. Did you cut out scrapbook paper and card stock to put together for the postcards, or does patterned card stock exist?
    2. If you put the two sheets together, did you glue it? If you glued it, were you able to sew through it?
    3. Were the postcards intended to be mailed? If you didn’t glue the two sheets together how did the two sheets stay intact when being processed to be mailed?
    I tend to be somewhat of an OCD person, so these things need to be spelled out for me. ;-) Any insight you can give me about this projects would be greatly appreciated.

    1. They are just one piece of patterned cardstock….printed on one side and plain on the other. I only sewed a stitch down there for decorative purposes.

      And yes they were intended to be and were mailed. (I’ve mailed those kinds loads of times…)
      -liZ

  2. hi I like your site that I have seen so far I will look around somemore for mor information,,thank you,,

  3. I just found your website and have enjoyed reading several of your posts. I also have 3 young kids, am fairly introverted, and have major mother-guilt issues. I currently have to work full time outside the home, but am considering trying working from home. My life’s desire was always to be a stay at home mom who sewed and gardened and made homemade bread everyday, but then real life happened. Anyways, its nice to hear honest insight from other women like myself. I seem to be surrounded by women who portray themselves as having no worries or regrets and that gets downright discouraging. I look forward to reading more from you guys! Thanks!

  4. How can you get a 25 year old grandson, whom you raised and still lives with you along with his girlfriend and daughter, to talk to you more?

  5. I love the Audrey Hepburn cape but I need it for women. Can you please tell me how to get the pattern. I want to make it for myself Size 10-12)
    thank you very much !

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