Etsy Treasury

Are you in love with etsy? … i am! It’s been around for a long time, but i have always wondered why people make them. Well I’ve done my research and new i’m showing you how to set up a treasury on Etsy Treasuries are great as another way to find items of interest on Etsy, businesses are encouraged to promote items they love. This is a great way to get noticed more by potential customers. If you have a business tribe you may want to create treasuries with each others products. It may may be items in competition with their […]

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Craft Fair

On wednesday i visited the Perth quilt and craft fair as i do every year. The past few years i’ve been going with my sister, its great to visit with her because we appreciate all the crafts together. She loves paper craft and i get excited over all the cute stamp possibilities and wish they were fabric. She appreciates fabric, then walks off to look at more stamps. Aww sisters!  I bought my first two fat quarters within 5 minutes and my sister had her first stamp in 2! She did hold my bags while i tried out a lot of […]

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Selling Handmade

I have recently decided to stop selling handmade at markets. This was a really hard decision because i loved doing markets so much. But with the increase in designing and wanting to keep up with blogging it was getting harder and harder. Now i have made the decision i can concentrate on the parts of my business that not only make the most money but fit in with my family life more. This also means more blog posts, more designs and more sewing custom items. Part of this change is that i will be putting bags i have made previously […]

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Panic Clutch review

Panic Clutch review

*this post contains affiliate links Ever since Emma from Emkie designs released the Panic clutch i have been waiting to try it out! i was just waiting to find the perfect vinyl. Purple Vinyl! I’m not that amazing at sewing vinyl and i did procrastinate for a few days over it. But i put my walking foot on and my leather needle and i failed  practised 2 flaps before i was satisfied with my final flap. This pattern is just 1 step up from a zippered pouch and a pattern perfect to challenge a beginner! It does involve sewing over […]

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Mug Rug Magic

Sometimes all i want to do is sew just for me. I lack time to do that. I currently am in the middle of testing and designing new bag patterns for release for Easter. I also have a market coming up. Between all the business stuff, my day job and family i find it really hard to fit in some creative stuff just for me. This can sometimes lead to me a loss of Sewjo. When you decide to turn your much loved hobby into a full on business you really need to find a new hobby. My sewing is […]

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Getting Social Media Organised in 2016

With the moving of the house about to begin i have been thinking about how to get my blog and business organised in 2016. In 2015 i really started to make goals and get serious about blogging and business. This year i want to go all at it and start to think about Financial goals, product goals and business goals. One big thing that brings viewers to my site, then to my patterns and then turns viewers into customers is social media. I really want to get involved more in social media and have always been restricted by time. last year […]

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Moving Sewing rooms, and houses

You never realise how much stuff you have until you move. Even after a big chuck (throw) out my husband says my sewing room has as much furniture as all the other rooms combined… I don’t think it’s that bad. maybe. So we are moving and so is our internet connection which will take a few days. So this is my last blog post from this house. I’m really excited about my new sewing and working space. I have new furniture and lots of plans! I still have a tray of unfinished projects and a pattern being tested. I have […]

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Tips for sewing Small things

I had an email recently about how to sew around the top of my scissor pouch. You can find the tutorial for the scissor pouch here. Other small things you might sew may include pin cushions, Barbie clothes (ohh nooo) and embellishments for bags.  I wanted to share some tips of how to sew small things because it can be tricky! Slow Down. With any delicate project you need to slow down and take your time. It also means it takes longer but you will get a better result i promise! Use your FOOT! Sewing machine foot that is. Choose […]

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