Hello! My name is Cherie (rhymes with berry) and I love to make things! I remember growing up watching my mom sew. It seemed pretty magical – I could ask her to make me something and she was able to make it, seemingly, out of thin air. I didn’t really pick up sewing myself until after college and then it really got kicked into high gear around the time that my first daughter was born. I haven’t been able to stop since! And it still feels magical to me – I love thinking up a design in my head and trying to figure out a way to make it happen. But now I understand all the hard work that goes into it too. I love sewing kids’ clothes, women’s clothes, accessories and things for around the home. I still dabble in various crafts occasionally and one of my favorite things to do is stamping, stenciling, or painting fabric to make it truly unique.
I live in San Francisco with my amazing wife and my 2 daughters, a spunky 3.5 year old and sweet 5 month old – a house full of girls! I was born in Alaska, but grew up in the Bay Area of California, went to college and grad school in Los Angeles, and lived in Japan for a couple of years before settling in San Francisco, a city that I absolutely adore. I love being outdoors in sunny weather (camping, hiking, picnicking, going to the beach), watching movies, having crazy dance parties and tickle wars with my girls and I’m also kind of obsessed with Instagram. Oh and I loooooove good food and drinks.
I also love to craft, bake, take pictures, knit every once in awhile and try all sorts of new things, like carving my own stamps or dyeing fabric. I hope you join me on my crafting and sewing adventures! It’s always more fun when others join in.
about the name:
mie is my middle name. it is japanese and has been a part of my identity for a long time. as a kid, I hated it because no one could pronounce it correctly. as an adult, i’ve embraced it because it’s unique and is a symbol of my heritage. most people pronounce it as “me,” which is why i named my blog “you & mie.” it’s actually pronounced “mee-eh.”
thank you so much for visiting my blog!