Hi!  My name is Rasa and I live in the South Loop of Chicago with my husband Dainius, son Kajus (1 year old), and our yorkie poo Zeus.  I am a country/cowgirl at heart that has learned to appreciate and love the city of Chicago.

I love sewing anything and everything.......quilts, pillows, bags, dresses, and anything else that can be colorful and fun!  I enjoy painting my own fabrics either by hand, block printing, or using wax.  (Shopping for cute and colorful fabrics is fun too!)

I love to travel (especially to warm climates!) and spend as much time as possible outdoors.  I find much of my inspiration from my travels, walks through Chicago, and from nature.  My dream is to travel to Bali and visit where all the beautiful batiks I love are made.

Sewing and Smiling is my place to share my passion for textiles and everything that makes life colorful and fun!