Book Week – Easy Costumes

Blinky and nutsy

Book week is hard for busy parents like us and then the school makes it based on Australian Books which makes it even harder! In reality this means no princesses and superhero’s or store most bought costumes! Thanks… I had to talk my oldest out of going to school as a convict and i convinced him to go as Blinky Bill! YES! Easy! The blinky bill costume is read pants with a strap that goes from the back of the pants to the front of the pants with a big yellow button holding it in place. And a grey t-shirt I bought […]

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The Little Freehand Pack

I was not paid for this review however i did receive the pattern for free to review it. This post contains affiliate links. Fitting in a little bit of sewing time this week has been hard!  i did however have good motivation to sew up this little Freehand pack and review it for you.  This is a little bag with a lot of features including, three strap options, an optional divider in the main department for a water bottle and a zip pocket at the front. It includes instructions for using a pre-made double pull zip or making your own! This […]

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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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