About Me

Hi! I'm so glad you're here!

 I'm Natalie, aka the Hungry Hippie.
I wear flowers in my hair, obsess about recycling, and I am always eating cheese. I'm a former Army Nurse Corps Officer turned tree hugging, granola eating, meditating hippie. I create patterns for sewing and quilting projects that are modern and fresh, with the aim of helping everyone through a successful making journey to the end product. 

Sew Hungry Hippie is all about sewing projects for the adventurous beginner or intermediate sewer. Nothing too intense. No focus on absolute perfection. (Gross.) I want people to create with abandon and fearlessness, listening to that voice of "happiness in creating" we all had as children. 

My patterns are here in my Etsy shop and also in local stores- ask your local shop to carry them if they don't yet.  :)

I love to collaborate! Drop me an email anytime. 

I SUPPORT MAKERS- yes you can sell what you make with my patterns on a home based scale. I appreciate the mention that it's my pattern when posted online or in a shop. 
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I'm in this for the LOVE OF SEWING and MAKING. End of story.

Little tidbits about me if you're curious, and if not--carry on.

I root for the underdog, the non perfectionist, and prefer to be with people who are PRESENT.

I read a LOT-- especially about British history -I love the drama.

I have ZERO time for mean people- including tacky rudeness, privileged attitudes, and reckless driving. 

In 2016 we  moved back to the good ol' USA from living in England for nearly 7 years. I miss it every single day, deep in my bones. You won't know what I mean until you live somewhere you feel in your DNA.

I believe we are all interconnected, to each other and to the Earth-more than we realize.

I don't care what you drive or what sort of clothes you wear, I won't even notice actually. Unless you show up naked, then I'll for sure notice. Eww gross! LOL

I have a bucket list and check things off as I go. You can read about my climb of Kilimanjaro here if interested. I hope you'll venture to Africa- it's such an astonishing, wild, vast place that I deeply love.

I learned to fly when I was 9 years old, soloed at 16, license at 17. Sometimes I still do, but mostly not.

I'm obsessed with PBS and BBC documentaries.

I used to race bicycles in D.C. on an all Womens team named Artemis. I also competed in Triathlons from age 16 to 26--but while deployed in Iraq in 2003 I hurt myself and have paid the price ever since. Carry on.

I'm imperfect, impatient, and mess up all the time in life. I'm working on it day by day, and some days are better than others. I try to remember this when I feel a judgement creeping in.

I want to be an astronaut when I grow up. 
I'm not kidding.

I'd love to hear from you. Contact me anytime.

email me: hungryhippie (at) live.com

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