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Q&A with Sally from SewSweetbySally Craft Blog

Hi everyone,

A little while ago I stumbled across this sewing blog and asked Sally (the writer) if she would like to do a Q&A so you could find out a bit more about her and her blog!

Sally said yes! So here goes...

Can you tell us a little bit about you and your blog? 

I'm a Creative and Energetic Person who loves cute and glitter. I've been married to my lovely husband Brian for 9 years and we have 2 terror of boys aged 7 and 3. I’m part of The Sew Simple Blog Team where we will be providing tutorials for their patterns.

When did you start crafting and what inspired you to start? What was your first project? 

I've previously made jewellery and cards for years and I thought I would try something new. So from late 2014 I've been having a go at sewing and I am totally hooked! My first ever project was a Polka Dot Headband and I’ve come a long way from that since then!

What is your favourite craft? 

I think out of all the crafts I have tried I think Sewing is my favourite!

What do you love most about crafting? 

I love how I can make clothes that fit me perfectly rather than buying shop bought, when the waist is too baggy or I have to take up trousers!!

Do your friends or family craft along with you?

Nope, but my eldest son is starting to hand stitch :D

Who do you make things for? 

I must admit I am a selfish sewer. I do make a lot of things for myself but I have made things for the hubby and my boys too.

What made you decide to start to blog about your crafting? 

I'm not sure. I used to blog with my Card creations so it just followed on from there.

Do you have a favourite snack when crafting? 

Cheesy Doritos! But only once I have finished handling my fabric as they are quite messy LOL!

What 3 sewing or craft items/tools could you not live without? 

Tailors Chalk

French Curve 

My Singer Stylist 9960 of course!!!

What are your favourite fabrics to sew with any why? 

It has to be cotton.

How many projects do you have on the go at one time? 

Just the one at a time or I’ll have a load of unfinished projects otherwise!

Whats your favourite thing you have ever made?

So far it has to be The Skater Dress from Sew Simple as it was a breeze to make and love the scoop neckline and three quarter sleeves with a sexy v neck to the back. The picture below shows a group family photo at a cousin's wedding in July where I made the Eliza M Betty Dress and wore it with pride  :)

What is your latest WIP (Work in progress)? 

I’ll be starting The Peter Pan Blouse from Sew Simple just waiting for my pattern and fabric to arrive!

Do you watch TV or listen to music while you craft?

I have the TV on in the background as ill be sewing away in the living room with the family, but I don’t tend to watch or I'll get distracted.

What/who do you go to for inspiration before you start crafting? 

I get inspiration from everyday things, it could be from anywhere! I don’t want to be a copycat lol!

Do you have a crafty tip you would like to share? 

Read the instructions at least twice before you start cutting anything out or anything sewing together. There's nothing worse than getting it wrong and it puts me off from completing the project if I mess it up at the beginning.

Do you have any advice for new crafters? 

Take it slow and don’t have too high expectations of yourself. You are a newbie you will get there eventually, even if it is after many attempts. Don’t be too harsh on yourself, at the end of the day you have made it from scratch! That needs applauding!

Could you sum yourself up as a crafter in 3 words? 

Happy, Determined and Selfish LOL!

Thanks for sharing that with us Sally! To find out more and watch future projects take shape hop on over to Sally's Blog 'SewSweetbySally'.

Buy for now,

Vicki x

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