I’m a northern girl transplanted in the south, and I love it! I did not grow up in a craftsy family. My mom never sewed or did crafty projects, my grandmothers were not into handcrafting either. When I discovered blogs, about three years ago, I was inspired by sewing tutorials that I saw and I thought, “I can do that”! I got out my sewing machine, which hadn’t been used in years, and started sewing! That was it for me, I was in love! Now that DIY spirit has flowed into crafting as well.
The Southern Institute is a craft blog, a sewing blog, a food blog, a family blog, a place of inspiration for me and hopefully for you too. It’s a place for me to write about the projects that I’m working on and share them with you, but it’s also a creative community where everyone has the opportunity to share what they have been working on. This blog is for all of us! Whether you’re a stay at home mom like me, or a single gal who loves to sew, or if you live halfway around the world, I would love for you to feel like you belong here.
Please grab a seat and a cup of coffee or tea and take a look around. As you navigate the link bar at the top of the page you’ll find:
- Tutorials from myself and also from amazingly talented women that I’ve met through blogging.
- Recipes that I love, as well as the Meals Kids Love archives which include mom and kids tested and approved meals that you can try at home.
- An ever changing list of blogs that I love to read and that inspire me.
- Posts from my lovely and talented contributors.
I hope you enjoy your time at the Southern Institute and that you visit often. I would love to hear from you, so if you ever have a question or just want to chat you can reach me at:
thesoutherninstitute at gmail dot com
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Thanks so much for coming by!