About Ms. Cleaver
June Cleaver was the epitome of the Mid-Century stay-at-home mom, the one who vacuumed in high heels and pearls.
Ms. Cleaver is a modern lady, with a full-time job and some Mid-Century sensibilities, including a knack for baking and a wicked apron collection. I don’t have any children and I don’t vacuum all that much and definitely not in heels.
I was born and raised a California girl, before moving to Oregon to study theatre in college. After graduation, I did a year-long internship at a theatre in Portland, Maine, and met the future Mr. Cleaver. We moved to Chicago for a little over two years, where I worked professionally in the theatre as an administrator and a dramaturg.
I married Mr. Cleaver in October of 2007; I think he’s pretty swell.
About a year later, we moved back to Maine and I started my current job in community development finance (yes, a bit of a switch there) and on the last day of 2010, we bought our first house in Westbrook, Maine.
My mother taught me to sew when I was young; I got into it briefly in high school and then didn’t pick it back up again until I bought myself a sewing machine 2007. I sew a lot of skirts and dresses, despite the fact that I am more of a pants kind of gal.
I started knitting in the winter of 2005-2006 and began publishing knitting patterns in 2010.To date, my work has appeared on this blog and in Twist Collective. I have developed a strong fiber arts addiction (though a relatively small yarn stash) and I started weaving in June of 2009 and spinning on a spindle in July 2009.
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