Hi there! My name is Jessica Lemley-Carballo aka Chickadee Jess. You'll usually find me elbow deep in crafty projects or in the kitchen. My biggest challenge is not what to craft, but keeping the projects I'm working on down to a minimum. Ha! Easier said than done.
This blog is called Chickadee Jess because my mom always called my sisters and me Chickadee as a pet name (she sometimes still does) and it just stuck with me. Jess is short for Jessica (that's me). I call my kids Chickadee as well and I'm just waiting for the day when my son calls me on it!
When I was small I learned to sew by watching my mother and using her fabric scraps to sew for my dolls. As a teenager I sewed some truly interesting 90's clothing. For a few years, I didn't sew much but instead taught myself to knit when I became pregnant with Ari . After a few years more, when I was pregnant with my daughter I found my love of sewing again. I love to sew and craft clothing, toys, home dec, quilts and anything I can get fabric around.
My husband and I agree that there is just no better place to raise our two children than right here in beautiful Seattle. There are never a shortage of outside things to do. Aaron and the kids are outside rain or shine to bike, scoot, run or play. Ari is our spirited, bright 8 year old boy who is passionate about reading. He is engaging to talk with and has lots of big ideas. Evangeline (Ev) is our funny, energetic 4 year old daughter who always wants to know how things work. She has a technical mind like her mommy. Sometimes being curious gets her in trouble but most often she makes up for it with her impeccable comic timing. My husband Aaron anchors us all down to earth and keeps things from getting too crazy around here.
Also check out my Liebster Blog Post for more information about me. Please leave a comment to say hi if you get a chance!