I have joined this game supremely late (or so it feels) and quite frankly I’ve been meaning to do this for forever but needed someone to kick me up the bottom (thankfully I seem to have figured out how to contort my body to enable myself to do this kicking)
So Hi! I’m Clare, aka. SewMamaBear. I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember… I genuinely can’t actually remember a day when I wasn’t sewing. When I’m not sewing I’m usually crafting, It seems I can’t keep my hands still. The side effect of that is hundreds of unfinished projects but I’m of the view if you don’t have at least 1 unfinished project hidden somewhere you can’t call yourself a crafter.
I’ve been working as a professional dressmaker for about 9 or so years now. It’s absolutely amazing to be able to sew for a living but it does always make people laugh when they ask me what I do in my spare time and I tell them I sew/paint/crochet/knit etc etc. The creative part of my brain is most definitely dominant and I love letting it run my life, it certainly stops it being boring.
So why now?
So I have recently become mum to a beautiful (even if I do say so myself) little boy named Rupert. He is now 15months old and I’ve spent the last few months working on my new persona as SewMamaBear. Finding time to do all the things I have wanted to do has been a lot harder than I anticipated (as it turns out I produced a child who thought sleep was for the weak) but I’m here, I’m finally here chatting to you guys and sharing with you my crazy creative world.
So please stay tuned and keep checking back. I’m going to be blogging once a month (to start with) sharing content with you about the projects I’ve been working on, how I’ve done it, some little tips and tricks and a nice bit of craftsperation to hopefully inspire your crafting too.
Any requests/queries/feedback please comment or email me, I’d love to hear from you.