Saturday, 29 September 2012

Introducing Me

My first sewing project was a skirt for my Barbie at the dining room table using my mother's sewing machine, trying not to interrupt her sewing me a new skirt!

The love of good clothes has always been in my blood, even from a very young age I was fussy about what clothes I wore and what fabric it was made from.  Many years later and not much has changed :-)

Quite possibly my biggest project was making my own wedding dress and two flower girl dresses - which are still hanging in my wardrobe.

I have three children which keep me on my toes and my own business specialising in business and event management.  This keeps me super busy so my sewing time is limited, usually to my annual holidays - and then I sew to relax.  My aim is to sew more often and share my love of sewing with others.

I want to inspire my kids to sew, just as my mother inspired me to sew as well as knit, cook, play sport and all the other fun things in life that brings personal satisfaction.

I am from Taranaki but in April 2011 my husband and kids uprooted our life and relocated to Wellington.  The move was a career move for my husband and an opportunity for me to expand my business, which is all going very well.   But what I have discovered is that Wellington has some great fabric shops! With such choice now at my finger tips, my question to myself is why would I not make more time to do the things I enjoy in life - sew!

So join me in my journey of discovery and inspiration with my sewing projects.


  1. Hi Sandra, I just saw Melissa's link from Facebook to your blog. I am sure I've met you - I own Made on Marion so maybe we've met there? :) Anyway welcome to the sewing blogosphere!

    1. Thanks Maryanne, yes we have had a couple of conversations when I've come into your shop :-) I'm sure I will be in again before too long.