My name is Mandy Carbajal. I was raised in Amarillo and settled back here with my family in 2013 after college in Georgetown, Texas, a fabulous fellowship in Washington, D.C., a brief stint in graduate school, and eight amazing years as an elementary music teacher in New Mexico. My husband Sergio grew up in the Albuquerque area, and we are the happy parents of three adventurous girls, twins Elinor and Evelyn, and our "late triplet" Eliza. Together, we relish outings to Palo Duro Canyon and the Downtown Community Market, celebrating all things Christmas, traveling to our Colorado mountains, and eating hearty breakfasts.
I enjoyed quilting during my last year of college, but I didn't begin sewing seriously until I started lessons with my friend and teacher Becky Davis. What began as a creative outlet when my twin girls were very young has grown into a full-time passion and now a business! I'm eager to combine my love of teaching children with my love of sewing. When I'm not sewing up a storm, you can find me homeschooling my girls, singing with my husband in church, reading all the biographies, or cooking something delicious with spicy red or green chile.
I'm excited to share this sewing adventure with your child, to teach them the practicals of sewing, and to encourage the development of their boundless creativity.
My Family, October 2017
photo credit: Jordan Washer Photography