Craft Buds is a collaboration between Lindsay Conner (Lindsay Sews) and Mary Jaracz. We hope to share from our experiences and inspire you in your handmade endeavors, both creative and business related. If you’re here to find craft tutorials, blogging tips or fresh ideas for promoting and running your handmade business, you’ve come to the right place. Thanks for getting to know us! We’d love to help in any way we can.

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About Mary, Editor

Mary Jaracz Thanks for visiting our blog and coming here to learn more about Lindsay and I! I’m Mary Jaracz and my main jobs are being a stay at home mom to two super active little boys and I’m also a freelance graphic designer. In any spare time I have, I enjoy sewing, crafting, gardening, cooking, baking and looking through other blogs. As a kid I always enjoyed doing some sort of art related project. My parents bought me my first sewing machine in the late 80s or early 90s. It was a My Little Pony model. I now sew with a Janome 4120QDC (which I love). I’ve got an amazing husband who is also a graphic designer. We live in an old farmhouse style home built somewhere in the mid- to late-1800’s. When the mood strikes (or lightning, which happened in 2010) we work on the house either updating or totally gutting and re-doing one room at a time.

About Lindsay, Editor

Hi, I’m Lindsay Conner, an editor, writer and crafter based in Indianapolis. By day, I work as a writer, editor and crafter. In my freetime, I love to travel with my husband Matt, quilt or look at sewing blogs, and play with my loveable cat Murph. I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I saved my dollar bills for trips with my mom to Jo-Ann Fabrics. Because my mom has always shared my love for crafting, she bought me my first sewing machine, a Hello Kitty Janome. After college, I started sewing stuffed toys, quilts and custom creations for friends and family: some from patterns, others from scratch. Lindsay Sews I now sew on a Singer 7467, and when I’m not quilting I can be found making cards or sometimes even knitting. Confession: I’m slightly addicted to buying fabric, so I like to curb that by giving it away here or at my other blog, Lindsay Sews.