Where it all began

A few years ago I decided that I needed a hobby, I work full time and wanted something completely different to do in my own time.  I have always loved Cath Kidston and craft shops and my dream was to be good at something.  Someone always told me that everyone has a skill but you have to find what it is.  I decided that I would have a go at sewing.  I joined a sewing class and I had never used a sewing machine in my life and I started with a coaster.  I then decided I would have a go at a cushion cover and then I ventured into bags and curtains.  I would say I am still learning but I sell my items on Etsy.  I still work full time but this is my relaxation time.  My husband converted one of my bedrooms into a sewing room and I sit for hours.

Always believe in your dreams because one day they become reality.

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The story of my time

A few years ago I wanted to start doing something that occupied my spare time. I was introduced to sewing and my passion started from there. I absolutely loved it and was giving my items to my family and friends and someone told me to start selling them but I didn’t have much confidence in myself. I plucked up courage and opened my little shop on Etsy called Cottondotty. I’ve made 45 sales and people are starting to love my items. If you want to have a browse give it a go and let me know your thoughts as I’m always happy to receive feedback.

Helen

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Lavender

I am not a very good sleeper so I did some research on natural ways of sleeping and lavender was a recommended way of aiding restful sleep. I started making lavender cushions and my customers love them. I use one at the side of my bed and it’s helped me relax and rest more. Here are a few of my collections

Sunny day today

I have been really busy this weekend, I have been looking after my friends dogs an also doing my sewing.  I also attended a course on Friday for my start to doing nails.

I love sewing and hopefully one day will have my own business but I can dream.  I also read the secret which means you should always think your dreams will happen and they will.