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Shelley Patient Expert

Hello! I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 wonderful children, and an artist/seamstress/craft guru on the side. My blog is a place where I share the projects I've been working on and, because I'm a firm believer that everyone can learn to be creative in some aspect, I have several tutorials of sewing and... Full Bio
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I Can't Believe it's Already Christmas 2014 by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Wow.  Two posts ago it was Christmas 2013, and here it is an entire year later.  So much has happened, and through it all my kids just keep growing!  Do you reco ... Read on »
What Happens When I Don't Blog For a Year by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Oh, where to begin.  I don't usually suffer from writer's block, but not blogging for an entire year can do just that.  Should I explain my absence or just plunge in wh ... Read on »
Christmas 2013 by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Happy New Year!  Obviously, I have not made any resolutions regarding blogging more frequently.  Oops. Hard to believe Ch ... Read on »
Hazel's Dual Bed Dilemma by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   Friends, I'd like you to meet Hazel's room.  At least this is what it looked like earlier today, before I took one of her darl ... Read on »
Counting our Blessings by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting From bees to hot cocoa to Jesus to microwaves to Duke basketball, our family has had a lot of things to be grateful for this Thanksg ... Read on »
October in a Pumpkin shell by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   October is over.  Wow.  What a crazy busy month it has been! I hosted a neighborhood Halloween party for the k ... Read on »
Red Letter Day by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is a big moment for me - the four vintage chairs that, 2 years ago, started out like this... ...and th ... Read on »
In Support of Holly Hatton by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So this post doesn't have anything to do with my normal blog fodder, but my husband's cousin's daughter (how's that for confusing?) is aski ... Read on »
We've been Boo'ed by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's October, time for the black and orange!  The new color scheme gave me the impetus necessary to finish this coffee ... Read on »
Our Trek West by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is the post where I document our trip to Utah and Idaho to visit friends and family...so if travelogues bore you don't bot ... Read on »
Crazy Triangle Quilt Pattern up at last by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well, it's about time isn't it?  I've been meaning to do this pattern/tutorial for 2 years now, and I finally sat down and sp ... Read on »
Going Grey by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting After a mere year and a half, I have finally finished decorating the master bedroom. And, while I have no grey hairs on my head (kno ... Read on »
Boo by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Scared ya, didn't I?  I know what you're thinking....Whoa, 3 posts within a week?!  Unprecedented. I'm hoping that, if I just do ... Read on »
Back-to-Back Birthday Bash by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The Mighty Mustache, 6 year old girly style...   This was the easiest birthday cake I have ever "made"...thank ... Read on »
Modern Yardage by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Some of you may recognize the beautiful Emilie Daly as one of my heaven-sent helpers the time I had a booth at the International Qui ... Read on »
Project Report, Part 1 by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   I have to admit, this whole blogging thing has been really hard for me since moving to NC.  Not sure why - maybe because the ... Read on »
Still in the Middle by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'd like to say that all my projects are finished, but alas, they're not.  I'd also like to explain that I haven't posted for so lon ... Read on »
In the Middle by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm in the middle of a LOT of projects right now, and I keep hoping to get at least something all the way finished so I have so ... Read on »
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The good news (other than the fact that I'm actually doing a blog post after a HUGE absence) is that I was able to carve out enough time to make Easter d ... Read on »
Snow in the South by Shelley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Every so often it snows in our part of North Carolina.  I think it averages about once every couple of years, so when we were blessed with a snowstorm a ... Read on »