About Us

Hi there!  My name is Melanie and I'm so glad you are here. I took a beginning sewing class at Joann Fabrics back in 2007 and bought a sewing machine when I had a little extra time on my hands while I was finishing college and my husband had just joined the U.S. Army.  I started sewing crafty stuff, just simple things and then in 2010 I made my first quilt and have been obsessed ever since.  Around the same time, I learned to crochet while my husband was deployed since it was a craft I could travel with. I started the YouTube Channel in December of 2011 and the best thing is that I can work from home and keep my family my #1. We now live in SoCal where my husband is working in the film industry sharing the solidiers' story.

Not only do I love DIY, Sewing, Quilting, Crochet and basically all the crafty things - I am very interested in fitness and nutrition, cold brew coffee, gadgets and tech, parenting my 2 beautiful kids, reading faith based books as well as business development, personal development and home decorating and organization.  I'm not a great cook but I'd love to invite you over for dinner, feed you something mediocre but hopefully can make up for it in a relaxing environment, cute kids, funny husband and my whiskey collection ;).

Some businessy stats:

- Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History

- I have 365,000 YouTube subscribers and upload crochet, sewing, diy videos each week with over 27 million lifetime views.

- Worked with many creative brands like Fiskars, Clover, Quiltfolk, Macy's, Hallmark, Simplicity, and FabFitFun just to name a few.

-Present on Instagram and Instagram Stories, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and my newsletter CaliStitching which goes out to 26k subscribers twice a month.

Want to connect?  Send me an email! melanie @ melaniekham {dot} com