A new year means new resolutions, new beginning and another chance to make something – anything – happen. For me it meant taking my blog and my sewing skills and putting it to good news not only as gifts anymore but also possibly a chance to ‘fund’ my sewing hobby and all of the fabric purchases. I’ve had many opportunities to sew for others in 2017. I’ve donated loads of pouches to my kid’s school fundraiser this past Christmas.
I am grateful to have had the opportunity to do so because the thousands of dollars of proceeds not only helped my two kid’s classroom (field trip) funds but 50% of all proceeds were donated to a local homeless shelter. I feel that I really put my god given talent to good use here and also in the same breath could volunteer in my kid’s classrooms. Over the holidays while soaking in the Balearic winter sun I had a moment when I thought that I’d like to continue to make and SELL things – why not! It really gives me a sense of accomplishment as well as helps me get things paid for that I feel passionate about. My family as well as charity! If I can share the joy of handmade items with others in the form of inspiring them to sew or craft themselves or simply purchase a unique piece make by hand and with love by someone else I think that’s a win-win! So here it is! My first blog post on my shop site announcing exactly that: The founding of my shop: Yasemin Tea Studio!