Hey there! I’m Addy Bryce. I grew up and currently live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where I spend my spare time making my own clothes, attending concerts, and drinking copious amounts of coffee while reading mysteries. Welcome to Nutmeg Girl, where I document my journey to a handmade wardrobe. I hope that through the sharing of my creations I can inspire you also to start making clothes of your own and reap all the benefits that come with that endeavor.
I started sewing about two years ago, and since then I have seen what it can do for your confidence and self-esteem. It not only helps you develop more creativity but also to find your true personal style and an ability to express that.
I wouldn’t have started sewing without my mom. I have gone through a number of hobbies, including but not limited to film photography, scrapbooking, making jewelry, playing the ukulele, etc. I enjoyed all of these things but none of them honestly inspired me or made me feel passionate. I didn’t believe I would find something I was passionate about and was content to just keep learning new things. One year when two of the rooms in our house were blocked off due to construction I suggested to my mom that she start sewing again since she was feeling a bit stir crazy. She did, and I became curious. She had a spare sewing machine and offered to help me make something.It all began with some Anna Maria Horner fabric and Lisette 1878. I didn’t fall in love with the actual sewing at first, but I knew instantly I wanted more results and was determined to learn more.
I hope this blog will help all who read it to feel that spark and fuel your creativity, giving you the confidence boost you need to make your own handmade wardrobe and find yourself in the process.
A note on the title of my blog: A close friend of mine told me that the first time her brother met me he said “I like Addy, she’s so cute; she’s like a little nutmeg girl.” He didn’t quite know what he meant by that, but its made sense to anyone I’ve told the story to. The more I thought about it the more I realized it somehow did make sense. It’s like Cinnamon Girl, but spicier. It seemed to fit in with my Neil Young loving, incense scented, earth color wearing self perfectly. So Nutmeg Girl it is.