My name is Sarah Kate Clark and I live on the beautiful North Coast of California, just about an hour north of San Francisco, where we grow lots and lots of grapes and drink equally large quantities of wine. I am a college graduate from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies. I am in my late twenties and have just recently married my Superman, Mr. Clark Kent (the name I will refer to him as on this blog). I love to sew (read on for more on that passion), travel, and craft. I love books, fabric, Pilates, my husband, family and friends. When I am not participating in one of my many hobbies I am hanging out with my amazing friends, preferably at a live show.
Life is full and good.
I began this blog in 2012 and ever since then it has been my own little corner of the internet. I had never thought that I would be a blogger, but once I discovered this fabulous online community of sewists I instantly knew that I wanted to be a part of it. I started Sarah Kate Creations out of a desire to share my myriads of crafts, at the time I had just started seeing and all though I want to be apart of sewing world, I didn’t have much to share. In the 4 years that I have been blogging I have fallen more and more in love with sewing, leaving craft after craft behind as I became more and more obsessed.
Wearing my Tiramisu on my Honeymoon in Maui. You can read the full post here.
I always had dreams of sewing, I used to watch my creatively driven father sew on his old Singer. He would make useful, manly, things, like leather hats and work aprons. I remember listening to the whirr of the machine, I was intrigued by the process of creating a 3D, useful object from a flat piece of fabric, but was also a little afraid of this mysterious machine (my mother had told me that I could sew through my finger, true, but not likely). I spent the next many years getting over that fear, attempting to sew, but never really having any great success or aha moment that made me want to keep going. That was until 2012 when I FINALLY bought my own sewing machine and took a class at a local sewing studio. That class was the first of many, slowly I learned how to read patterns and sew zippers and darts. With my newfound confidence I fell head over heels in love with sewing. I love the creative side of sewing. I love the freedom of making my own clothes and the fact that it allows me to take a step back from fast fashion and to have really quality clothes, something that I otherwise may not be able to afford. I find it incredibly liberating. Wearing my favorite Crepe dress in Austria
A Not So Quick List Of My Favorites:
Color: Purple Subject: Humanities Song: I love music so much it is always hard for me to pick just one song, band or album to be my favorite, but… Tommy the Cat by Primus. Book: My favorite books are the ones that I read as a child, the ones that transported me to far off lands when I needed it most. That being said, I am a life long fan of Roald Dahl. I am, however, still an avid reader and am currently reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed, which I am enjoying very much. And if we want to get intellectual I enjoy Emile Zola, especially Ladie’s Paradise. Movie: Blues Brothers or Labyrinth (Sarah, Friend.) TV Show: Project Runway, some of my friends and I have a weekly viewing. Food: Before I tell you what my favorite food is you should know that I have been lactose intolerant since I was 20 and my husband was born and raised a vegetarian, which essentially makes us vegan when cooking at home. If that isn’t enough, we are now also trying to be gluten free. This has required me to cook more and to also use creative recipes and ingredients. Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s vegan cookbooks have been a dream. So the short answer, anything I can eat that is creamy…lol. Hobbies: Crafting, Reading, spending countless hours “researching” on the internet. Sport: Baseball . Go Giants!!!!! Activity: Pilates
Beach or mountains? Oooh, toughy. I grew up on a mountain next to the beach, so can I say both? Pencil or pen? Pen. Vanilla or chocolate? Strictly vanilla, unfortunately my husband is a chocolate kind of guy. Cubed or crushed ice? Cubed. Listener or talker? Talker. Flats or Heels? Flats.
Bodega Bay, where I grew up and still live very close to.
Five Random Facts
1) I love live music: I have been to Bonnaroo in Tennessee 6 times. My favorite musician is Les Claypool, I have lost count of how many times I have seen him play, but I can say that I have seen him in 9 states and 2 countries. 2) My mother was a vegetarian for over 20 years, my husband is, was, and will always be a vegetarian. I will never be a vegetarian. Sorry, not sorry. 3) I have traveled extensively, both alone (a semester in Paris and a five month backpacking trip around Costa Rica and Europe) and with my husband. Countries I have been to: Mexico (including a 3,000 mile round trip family road trip thru Baja and a 2 month camping stint in the Yucatan), Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, England, Holland, Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia (where my husband proposed!), Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Morocco.
4) I’m a Pilates Teacher and enthusiast. Balanced Body trained and teaching in the small town of Sebastopol at Pilates Collective.
5) Getting real: I am extremely goal driven and have a strong desire to succeed, which has gotten me very far in life, but can also hold me back due to a fear of failure.
My husband and Paris in 2012, this was my fourth trip to one of my favorite cities.