Yay!! You've found me!! And are probably trying to fathom out why! (Not why you found me....hopefully because you love me lots!!....but why the change of blog site...) Well, it's really quite simple....new beginnings.
I'm going to try and set up the sewing side of my life a little more professionally (PLEASE stop rolling around the floor with hysterical laughter), and therefore have been doing a little research. Apparently, Search Engines require a little bit of a helping hand, when it comes to actually searching, so I needed a name that would help the lovely little Engines point people in my direction when they typed in "sewing...."...that said something plainly about what I do, and kept things simple.
Not being overly adventurous in the name department, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that "Sew Kirstie" fulfils the brief.
Becoming a little more professional also means that I shall be opening an Etsy shop, where I shall (possibly cringing greatly while I do so) endeavour to charge proper prices- rather than barely charging the cost of fabrics- for my needlework.
And the reason behind THAT is The Husband. The Darling Man has treated me to a Long Arm Quilting machine (I realise that I'm now Speaking In Tongues for the non-quilting friends among you) so I should be able to make quilts far more quickly and easily. In theory, anyway!! I will still prefer my hand made projects, as my own way of enjoying my spare time, but for those asking me to custom make a quilt for them, I should now be able to do so, far more efficiently.
Hand in hand with all this, but still in the early stages of existence, is a programme of workshops. Proper timetables, proper venue. Proper. Watch this space!
Which leads me into telling you about a workshop that I'VE just attended. At the Royal School of Needlework ( royal-needlework.org.uk ) don't you know.
Not really enough words to explain this little Slice Of Paradise...but if you have any spare pennies, and a desire to learn, then you could do a lot worse than a day spent here....
....learning how to do something like this...
Obviously, still a way to go before I can show you the finished article, but techniques were well learned, and I'm ready to use them to fullest advantage!
So, I shall leave you now, to ponder perhaps, on what a "more professional" Kirstie might look like.
Thanks for popping over. xx