Hello!! Happy Friday!! I hope you’re having a fabulous week. The weather remains beautiful over here in Perth – sunny days and not too cool nights. Its hard to believe Winter is just around the corner… But enough of the weather! Something super exciting happened at Mushiyaki Sews today – you can now get your… Continue reading And the Mushiyaki Sews Shop is LIVE!
Working at home with the kid(s). Sounds good in theory doesn’t it? Manage your own hours, be your own boss, start an empire… Then all those lofty ambitions come crashing down when you realise you do have a boss. A very demanding, needy, bossy (and lovable) boss: your child(ren). Not to mention the countless distractions… Continue reading WAHM Life Rollercoaster
Well, that might be a teeny exaggeration, but my sewing life changed when I discovered the little old blind stitch, also known as a slip stitch, invisible stitch, ladder stitch… When I first began my Mushiyaki Sews sewing journey I started with my “Funk-tional” Feed Bibs. A little later on I started adding to my… Continue reading A stitch in time, changes your life!
Do you market? Many of us in the handmade space use markets as one of our key selling platforms. As a relatively new business, I am continuing to try various markets to see if I can find the best “fit” for my products and target audience. In the lead up to a market I try… Continue reading Market Creep
Oh my. So many fabrics. So many trims. So many bibs and bobs and doovalackeys… Oh yes, the wonderous world that is the fabric shop. There’s something about going in and just reveling in all the possibilities. Projects in planning, projects not yet started, projects that mere moments before weren’t even on your radar… I… Continue reading The lure of the fabric (or craft) shop…
Have an interest in sewing but don’t know where to start? Perhaps the last time you took up the needle and thread was back in those Home Ec classes in highschool? Its not as tricky as you think to get back into it. Plus there are proven benefits to engaging in creative pursuits – tension… Continue reading Get your sewing groove back
Mushiyaki Sews, as the name suggests, is mostly driven by sewing. Recently though, I’ve felt the desire to explore other creative mediums. Sometimes you just need to switch your focus. I was in a bit of a sewing slump. Feeling uninspired and unmotivated to sew, I decided to change things up. I’ve just started working… Continue reading Exploring new creative forms
I consider myself very lucky to be able to stay at home with Mr 3 whilst also working at building up Mushiyaki Sews. I have always loved creative pursuits and now I have the opportunity to put a business slant on my creative skills. Its not all fun and games though. One of the trickiest… Continue reading Even creating isn’t always fun and games…
What to do on a rainy Perth day? I’d usually wimp out and either do “inside, at home” things or head to an indoor play centre, because, you know, clearly I’ll melt in the rain. Not today. I needed to get some bits and pieces done for Mushiyaki Sews, but Mr 3 wasn’t terribly excited… Continue reading Puddle Jumping
Lets face it. We all suffer from it sometimes (unless you are an impossibly optimistic and zen person who approaches each day as a beautiful gift). Yeah, thought so! Being a work at home Mum, you’d think it wouldn’t matter what day it was. I mean, its not like I have to get up and… Continue reading Monday-itis