I'm seeking a seamstress!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Over the last year I've had many opportunities come up that I just haven't been able to take on because I am a one woman show. I'd really like to be able to expand into smaller boutiques, but it is just so hard when I'm the only one sewing. So, I've decided it's time to take on some sewing help... This is a really big / scary step for me and my business! 

I'm looking for someone in the Orillia, ON area who already has sewing experience.  I'll provide training on how to sew each of my garments, so while lingerie making experience would be an asset, it is not 100% necessary. I'm looking for someone who has excellent sewing skills and experience sewing knit and bias-cut  fabrics, an attention to detail, has a flexible schedule, and most importantly, someone who loves sewing as much as I do! The position would pay by the piece, and you could either make use of my machines, or once you have all of my techniques down pat, work could be done from home (as long as you have a good quality serger & sewing machine that does both straight, standard zig-zag and multi-stitch zig-zags).  I would love it if this person could also offer occasional help around the studio - organizing, light book keeping, social media assistance, etc.

If you are interested in discussing this opportunity with me, please drop me an email at sarah{at}ohhhlulu {dot}com. Please send a current resume along with some photos of completed garments you have sewn.

Life Update

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Big Sigh of Relief! My dad is home recovering. He was released last Saturday, in fact. It's amazing to see how well he looks now, and am glad to hear that despite the pain of recovering from surgery, he is feeling better than before the whole thing happened! It sounds like it was causing him a lot of undiagnosed pain for quite some time. 

The whole time, I just kept thinking how young I was when I lost my grandfathers... and that I never even got a chance to meet my Mom's father. It really feels like we all got a second chance. My dad is truly lucky, and we are so grateful for the doctors, nurses and surgeon. I am so glad that Isabel will have a chance to get to know her Grandpa.

The other ray of sunshine is the extra time I've spent with my brother. I'm sad to admit it, but my brother and I really grew apart over the years. I moved away from home to another town, and "life" happened. Sometimes we need to be reminded of how fleeting life is so that we don't continue to take it for granted.  Family has always been important to me, but it is even more so now that I have Isabel.

Speaking of Isabel, she started going to daycare last week. She goes just two days a week, which lets me get some work done (business is booming!). I love the babysitter we found. We were so lucky to have a friend recommend someone to us. The best part is, she has a baby girl who is just a few months older than Isabel. They are absolutely adorable together and I am so thrilled that Isabel has another baby to socialize with. 

So, I'm feel like I have a lot to be thankful for right now. 

Stressful Times + More Baby Clothes

Monday, March 2, 2015

It's been a really stressful 24 hours. My dad is in the hospital, recovering from emergency surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. It's pretty serious, but he seems to be remaining stable... I was back and forth from the hospital a couple times yesterday and will be heading back there again in a couple of hours. Hopefully he will come out of sedation today... It's one of those situations where it's hard to know what to do with myself. It's serious. I'm trying to keep myself occupied. I put my shop on hold for a bit, so I can work on what's in my queue and spend more time with my family... He is not in our local hospital, so I am having to travel to the next town over to see him which makes things a little more tricky. 

Coming home to my happy little baby has been a nice ray of sunshine (Oliver too. My husband is also alright). At the same time, being away from her is really hard... I'm grateful to have friends and family volunteer to help with taking care of her while I spend time with my dad...

Before I head into the hospital today I've been trying to distract myself, so I decided I'd blog... Over the weekend, I did a bit of sewing for Izzy. I used See Kate Sew's Pippa Peplum Top Pattern, Brindille & Twig's Bloomer Pattern, and a Free Headband Pattern from Megan Nielsen. 

The finished outfit kind of reminds me of these turn of the century swimmers! 

Image Credit: Lost in Drawers

We've moved Izzy into her own room last week. She is such a great baby, so independent and happy.  It's hard to believe that only three months ago she couldn't even lift her own head; she does so much now! She bounces around in her little bouncy activity center thing, she makes all sorts of noises, laughs, smiles, plays with toys. She's really a whole little person now! It's crazy how fast they change... I am finding that I enjoy it more and more as she grows.

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