Hi all! My name is Melissa Michaelson, and I live in lovely Erie, Pennsylvania. Okay, the weather isn’t that great here, but about four days a year, it’s awesome. I’m a single mom to a 14-year-old daughter, cat mom to Sebastian, and a real estate paralegal by day.
I am a fan of all things DIY and handmade, but I consider sewing to really be my first and greatest love. I began sewing in 2010 and I’m self-taught. I started out with a basic Brother machine to see if I would like it, and I’m now up to five machines…including a heavy duty Kenmore that belonged to my grandmother, a serger, a coverstitch machine, and a Viking Opal. My experience in sewing really gave me the confidence to try other things. Now I paint, will tackle just about any kind of home improvement project, and dabble in photography.
I started The Days of My Wine in 2011 as a creative outlet for my projects and forays into photography. After a few years, I realized that I wanted and needed to find a more professional stage, so I created C & B Designs as another host to my projects. My sewing hobby soon turned into alterations for friends and my handmade gifts became items in my Etsy store. It became difficult to post in both places and still have enough time to keep up with other social media. At the end of 2015, I merged both my websites into one to make it easier to share the things I love. Now I blog under the Days of My Wine and my sewing brand is Mellynn Designs.
You can never be quite sure what you’ll see me do here. Two things are for sure…it will always be interesting and likely involve wine. 🙂