My name’s Lelanie. I am a Filipina residing in Spain. I am a stay-at-home mom to 2 (a 6 y.o. girl and a 3 y.o. boy) and a wife to 1. I have a BA in Language and Literature, a certificate as a nursing aide and an MBA degree. I used to work as a college instructor in a state university but had to take a long “hiatus” when I got married and immediately got pregnant with my first baby. From then on, I had enjoyed being a full-time mom to my princess and now, also to my li’l guy. I have always loved to create with my hands.
I used to sketch, scrapbook and do cross stitch. Two years ago, my husband gave me my first sewing machine as an early Christmas gift but it stood untouched for 9 months since I was busy finishing my MBA degree. Last year, one summer day, I took the sewing machine from its box and started sewing, basically to repurpose some unused clothes.
I was a beginner and a self-taught sewer but I haven’t stopped sewing ever since! I then created a sewing Facebook group with my sister, Laarnie and high school friend, Lhorie and opened my own Etsy shop. A few weeks later, the blog was born. Laarnie is in Japan while Lhorie is in China but the distance is not a hindrance for us to make the blog work.
Lelanie's Projects on AllFreeSewing:
15 Minute Organizer/Make-Up Purse
30 Minute Diaper and Wipes Purse Holder
A 15 Minute Girly Skirt
Aromatic Heat Pack with Belt Tutorial
Jumper Dress with Spaghetti Straps
Multi Purpose Brooch
Repurposed Pair of Pants to Jumper Dress
Summer Pillowcase Styled Dress
Pretty Apron and Chef Hat for a Little Girl
30 Minute Little Boy Messenger Bag
10 Minute Gathered Ruffled Skirt With Lining
Hand Painted Apron
30 Minutes a Day at the Park Dress Tutorial
Thirty Minute Timeless Princess Dress Tutorial
Easy Breezy Summer Dress for Girl
Love Me Shoulder Bag
Reversible LeapPad Sling Bag
Great Gathered Skirt