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!
Over the years I’ve sewn a lot of skirts! It’s fair to say that it has been my favorite garment to sew. It’s also no exaggeration that skirts are the reason why I continue to sew. Having two girls to … Continue reading →
This holiday I am grateful for a final opportunity to travel and see the world. I am grateful for sunshine in winter, for safe airplane rides and safe, organized airports, for safe streets and for good Spanish food, beach walks … Continue reading →
This holiday we changed it up. No decorating the halls, buying dozens of presents, wrapping them in yards and yards of pretty paper only to rip them open on Christmas Day. This year we decided to skip the last day … Continue reading →
I am typically not the one to be excited about change or embracing new things immediately but somehow the end of the year gives me so much to look back at and feel grateful. There are 16 more days in … Continue reading →
All good things start with the right intention and lots of heart! As did this year’s Christmas fundraiser at my kid’s school. I am a sucker for Christmas – and I love children – not just mine but all children, … Continue reading →
We got into the spirit of the holidays early this year. It’s because I am hosting the school’s holiday bazaar this year on December 1st. It’s no surprise with such a huge responsibility on my plate that I started working … Continue reading →
Things are running at a much smoother tempo than in September. The leaves are all kinds of yellow, ocker, red and brown and every shade in between. Lots of moisture and mushrooms. Then two weeks off sweater weather scarves are … Continue reading →