Wednesday, September 5, 2012

morning tea with....

Hello there ! I'm so glad you are here to have morning tea .
Jos from Sew, Cook , Laugh and Live is here having a cuppa.

 


Coffee or tea ?
 Oh tea for sure!!
 
What is your business ? What do you do ?

I am a blogger. My blog is called Sew cook laugh live. http://sewcooklaughlive.blogspot.com.au/
  The name of the blogs sums up my life in 4 words. I blog about all of my sewing adventures, cooking, crafting & my wonderful family. It is a little insight into my creative world

Are you right or left handed ?
I am right handed but I play some sports with my left.
 
 How long has it been going and how did it start ?
I have been blogging for around 1 , 1/2 years. I started off blogging to keep in touch with my family & friends who live all around Australia. Also to have a place of reference for myself to know where all of my recipes & patterns are! My blog is like my recipe box and sewing diary all rolled into one!
 
 
How do you manage around your family ?

My husband is an interstate truck driver so my nights are pretty much mine once the girls go to bed. That is when the blog writing goes into overdrive. I try to stick to a rule of never blogging on the weekend. That is family time & blogging takes second place. I also like to blog once all the housework is done during the day....ok, I lied, my housework is second to my blog!

 When your craft becomes your work how do you relax ?

No matter what, sewing will always be my way to relax. If I don’t make something, I go a little crazy. The old saying is true of, “If you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life!”

Do you make things and sometimes keep them for yourself ?

I always make things for myself. I make a lot of my own clothes & handbags. My bedside table is full of accessories that I have made for myself & my handmade necklace collection is of ginormous proportions!

 What is your favourite craft ?

Sewing, for sure! I love to see a piece of fabric turn into something truly amazing! I also love to make jewellery. Taking a few bits and  pieces and turning them into a necklace is something that brings me so much happiness.
 

 Describe a normal day for you ?

I start a creative day by sketching what I want my newest project to look like, then I make sure that the preparation is done. It is important to me to make sure I have all of the fabric, thread, needles, scissors, pattern paper, pens, rulers, etc all organised before starting so that the day runs smoother. It is the same for blogging. I have to make sure I have a cup of tea and a snack with me at the computer so I know I can settle in for at least an hour of blogging.

 Are your designs your own ?

I love to design my own clothes. I sometimes use a pattern but most times, my designs feel more like me.

 Tell us something quirky about yourself ?

I am completely scatterbrained in all aspects of my life except for my sewing, cooking and crafting.
 I am always late paying bills but I will never be late making a dress for an event!

 What are your goals ? How much further do you plan to take your business ?

One day I would like to make some real money from blogging. Right now, it is more of a hobby. I would love to be a famous fashion designer but I love being a housewife too much. I know, I am crazy right? But I do love being able to blog from home and not have to deal with deadlines, traffic, paying workers, etc.

Where do you sell ?
 I don’t sell but you can find out more by visiting the blog http://sewcooklaughlive.blogspot.com.au/




 
Finally Jo what would be the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery ?
 
Ok, the first thing I would buy if I won the lotto is a tropical island.
 
Thanks for stopping in for a cuppa Jos it was great to have you here .
 
Next week ????  is coming for a chat I hope you can join us .


8 comments:

Unknown said...

Thanks for having me over for a cuppa!

xx

Jenny said...

That was fun:) Looking forward to the next morning cuppa, Clare:)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Great interview Clare and nice to meet Jo. Popping over to visit her blog now :)

Tash @littlebitofthyme said...

great interview - and I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one who has to have a cuppa whilst blogging! Popping over to her blog now. Thanks!

Karen said...

thanks for introducing us to Jo, what a great post and idea!!!

Cassandra said...

Great interview Claire. It was nice to find out a little more about Jos... she's one super fab chicky, who I've been following for quite sometime now :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Clare...I'm having a cuppa now reading this interview...thank you ! I'm going over to Jos for a visit and continue with my cuppa!

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