It's been an incredible one whole year since I launched this website and officially set the plan for Sew Love Tea Do. I have tried my best to find the balance between making & sewing and business admin...to then find the balance between work and play is even harder. Though of course its all a part of the fun and testing times of 'living the dream' and working for yourself right. I definitely have learned a lot and no regrets baby!!
Over the year the clan and I have been popping up at all kinds of events: Small, big and humungus. It has been exhilerating and challenging, and all a whirlwind of crazy really. The most brilliant thing is seeing the creations that people make!! At these workshops it is really inspiring and encouraging to continue on with my dream seeing how happy people are setting some time aside to make/craft/create and what funky, out there, gorgeous stuff they are making too. Sew cool!
I seriously seriously couldn't have been able to be here today looking back at all the events and fab times if it wasn't for the support of so many outstanding friends and family. You wonderful people up in Auckland opening your homes, pantry's and calendars to include and accommodate the travelling Sarah (YES YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE YOU STARS) it has been so so amazing to have you so on board. To my dearest Erin & Laura who have literally tee'd up events for me, carried the box loads, come along and worked their magic and creative talents, and picked me up off the floor when I needed the extra heave-ho. I truly am so grateful for all the time and energy you have given to this dream. & no thank you speech goes by without thanking the ma and pa. These two have put up with the back end of Sew Love the hoarding, the 'creative chaos'/mess the hoarding...did I note that already? They've put a roof over my head and food in my mouth. I count myself so lucky to be able to receive that love.
AND to all you wonderful followers, the cheerleaders, the eco warriors and enthusiasts, god I love you all so much and thank you for cheering loudly on this journey of conscious consumerism, mending and making do, up-cycling, creativity the lot! woo!
HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY SEW LOVE COMMUNITY.