Sunday, 12 December 2010


whilst i've been working away on my monkeys i've also sold a couple of different items in my shop, which is lovely :) i'm chuffed to bits as i sold one of my photographs, which i've only just started listing - it didn't occur to me until now! photography is what i've spent years of my life studying, so it's really nice to see that others like my prints too! the image below is the one that sold, i made a whole book of images like this in my 3rd year of uni.

i also sold one of my hair accessories! i made a few of these a little while ago and sold one, but i had another go at making them even better and the first of the new batch (featured below) sold the other day :) there are plenty more to see in my shop!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

mail order monkeys

this whole sewing-and-selling craze started last winter when i was snowed in, and very very bored. i was browsing online for something to do and i came across sock monkeys and my first one was born that very day. my monkeys are the most popular items in my shop, and i've recently got round to making them again. this year my sister requested one for a friend as a christmas present, so i packaged her up and sent her to where my sister works. the next day i was bombarded with texts from her, it turns out dotty had been sitting on her desk and attracting the attention of passers by who wanted a monkey for themselves to give away this christmas. and so i have been a busy bee! i've sent three up so far and thought i'd give you a little glance - please meet dotty, alfie and oliver.

and i have four more to do, two of which are a rather unusual request - i'm looking forward to meeting them! i'll let you know how they turn out. 

Friday, 3 December 2010

first post

firstly i guess i should introduce myself! my name is jo, owner of the folksy shop sew it seams. (
i'm always busy trying new ideas and browsing what other people are up to so i thought why not start a blog so i can hear what you guys think and what you are up to!
i've recently spent some time getting some things up together and listing them in my shop, where there is a link to this blog.
i know i have no followers yet but hopefully you will be here soon :)

all the best,