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The Sewing Bee Buzz…

The Sewing Bee Buzz…

When my Dad died in July 2021 my world came completely crashing down around me. Grief’s wicked tendrils worked their way into every aspect of my li...
Annie & Wilf Vs Rebecca Harris Design: Why Two Separate Collections?

Annie & Wilf Vs Rebecca Harris Design: Why Two Separate Collections?

For this week's blog post I wanted to explain why earlier this year I decided to separate my products into two collections.  One collection is call...
I'm Back! Making Changes: From Handmade to Order to Batch Making

I'm Back! Making Changes: From Handmade to Order to Batch Making

Hello! Well, I’m officially back to business! After nine long weeks of waiting to be reunited with my sewing machine I sat down this afternoon to m...
Life Update: I'm Having Major Surgery Soon!

Life Update: I'm Having Major Surgery Soon!

Hello,  I'm here to share the news that this spring I'll be reluctantly taking a break from my business. The reason for the break is that I'm booke...
11 Reasons Why Focusing On Everyone Else’s Business Is Harming Your Own

11 Reasons Why Focusing On Everyone Else’s Business Is Harming Your Own

Over the last 10 years of running my online, handmade shop, I’ve learned some important lessons, and one of the most important ones is this: If you...
Tip For Keeping Motivated When The Slump Hits

Tip For Keeping Motivated When The Slump Hits

Running a small handmade business can be hard work. For me it seems to require constant mental energy. When I'm not making orders, I'm thinking abo...
Life Update: A Quick Trip To West Ireland

Life Update: A Quick Trip To West Ireland

I didn't post last Wednesday because I was away from home and hadn't organised anything. I've not returned now so I thought this week I'd share whe...
Is Perfectionism Holding Your Business Back?

Is Perfectionism Holding Your Business Back?

In my first post about business life I thought I'd start with the topic of perfectionism. It's something that comes up a lot. We seem to be conditi...
Back to Blogging For Business, and The Start of A New Personal Blog Too!

Back to Blogging For Business, and The Start of A New Personal Blog Too!

Seven months into my journey with grief, I find myself back at my keyboard wanting to share some thoughts with you here on my website. I've wondere...
Life Update: The News I Wish I Didn't Have To Share

Life Update: The News I Wish I Didn't Have To Share

This is an incredibly hard thing to share here on my website. There's no doubt it makes me feel very vulnerable, but, I must share this with you, b...