Hi there. I’m Jess. Make and Do Girl is the nickname my momma coined for me when I was about four-years-old. Although really, she is the master of make and do. There’s not a crafty code she hasn’t cracked, so I was lucky enough to grow up thinking anything could be made with a little ingenuity and some hot glue.
I was in kindergarden when I told my mom I wanted to make my first quilt. She could have said, no Jess, you might poke your little five-year-old eye out with that needle, now go outside and play with a stick. But instead, she rummaged up a book of wallpaper samples, tore out the attached fabric swatches and said go to town, kid.
I sewed those little scraps together every night before dinner and haven’t really stopped making and doing since. I’m lucky enough to spend my days at an advertising agency, doing stuff most people would generally call “creative.” But whether you work in an accounting office or a grocery store, I believe we all have a little Maker and Doer inside of us. My hope with MakeAndDoGirl.com is that it’s a place where we’ll each be inspired to spread our creative wings.
I love to hear about your creative successes, challenges and ideas (or really anything else you want to tell me—I’m a talker.) Feel free to comment or drop me a note at jessica coppom (at) gmail (dot) com. I look forward to making and doing with you!