Kathryn Sheehan from The Silver Penny

by admin on November 19, 2013



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1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I love to sew, crochet and cook! I started my at-home business when my daughter was young and it grew over the years. It was her fascination with fairies and make-believe that was and continues to be my inspiration.

2. What are your favorite projects to design?

The fairy houses are my definitely favorite! It’s so much fun to accessorize and decorate the houses with tiny treasures and miniatures.

3. What is your favorite thing you have made for yourself? For someone else?

That’s a difficult question to answer because there are so many! I guess I’m best known as the resident Tooth Fairy in my family. For every child, as they reach the age of losing teeth, I’ll make them a personalized Tooth Fairy Bag and fill it with fairy goodies. I just love to see their happy, toothless smile upon receiving it.

4. What is your favorite season/holiday to decorate for?

Halloween has always been my favorite! Even though my daughter is grown and moved away, I still love to decorate the house for Halloween. It’s a scary kind of playful fun that keeps me young at heart.

5. What DIY tips or tricks would you like to share with customers?

I make quilts for charity in my spare time, but don’t enjoy binding the edges. I find the method of folding over the binding from the back to be the quickest and easiest way. A super-fast and fun quilt to make requires only two fabrics, one of flannel and the other of polar fleece. Cut the fleece about 2″ bigger than the flannel all around, center the flannel on the fleece and simply fold the border of fleece to the front and zigzag in place, mitering the corners. You can complete an entire quilt in an afternoon with this easy method!

6. Any other interests or hobbies?

I am a docent at our local art museum and enjoy giving tours to school age children.  I volunteer at a local daycare center presenting story time programs to the children. I love to crochet, read good books, cook and take walks with my Miniature Aussie pup.

7. Do you have a favorite quote?

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” by Albert Einstein

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