Sunday, 1 April 2012

Designer Interview: Tilly Mint Boutique

Today's interview is with Sarah, from Tilly Mint Boutique.
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Hi Sarah - tell us about yourself!  I am Sarah Plant, otherwise known as Tilly Mint Boutique. You can find me on twitter as @tillymintboutiq , Facebook -www.Facebook.com/tillymintboutique and my blogtillymintboutique.wordpress.com



What do you make?  I make a variety of things using my sewing machine, however more recently I have decided to narrow things down to 'things to put things in'! I love making kindle covers, which are my latest thing, but I also do iPad covers and bags too. There will also be some tea cosies appearing soon! I love freehand embroidery and have used it on some of my kindle and iPad covers. I keep to more unusual designs and fabrics and only make a small quantity of each design, therefore keeping my items more unique. 


How do you record your ideas?  I have Journal that goes everywhere with me! I jot down new ideas as soon as I can so I don't forget!

What tips do you have for motivating yourself?  Stick to one project at a time and finish it before starting the next!

Do you have any time management tips?  I like to do all of the cutting of my material in one go. I can then be more productive in my sewing, rather than stopping and starting all the time.

What’s your workspace like?  I use the dining table in the front room. We live in a small terrace house, therefore space is a bit difficult. I  convinced my husband that I needed more space than the spare room, so I have now taken over the dining room with all my fabric! I am very organised though so it is always neat and tidy!



Where can we find your designs for sale?
I will also be using Etsty and Wow Thank You for selling very soon (under the name of Tilly Mint Boutique)

Thanks so much Sarah for agreeing to be interviewed.  It's always good to get a little insight into how other people work. I wish I could describe myself as neat and tidy too - but I can't!!


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16 comments:

Penny said...

How lovely to put a face to the name, what a great interview! x

fatmonica said...

A lovely read-love all the covers,I just need a Kindle to go with!

Blackwillow said...

Ooooh, I'm always envious of crafters who get to commandeer a room to themselves! x

Annie said...

Me too Blackwillow!

I am enjoying these interviews Wendy, and I always love to find new blogs to read :D

Annie said...

Me too Blackwillow.

I am enjoying these posts Wendy, and I always like to find new blogs to read, all those cakes on Sarah's look delicious.

mcrafts said...

Nice to know more about you! Good interview. Mich x

Caroline Nash said...

I lope reading about other crafters thank you Wendy and Sarah

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

It's really nice to find out more about our fellow crafters - love the fact you are neat and tidy. I promise myself every time I start a project I will be, then when my back is turned the untidy fairy visits! Hope you have a good week.

goodnightboutique.com said...

It's really interesting to find out where other people work, how they manage their time etc...
Great interview :)

Your Friend Susie said...

That's wonderful, I so enjoy really getting to know everyone a little more. Plus I have to say, now that I have an IPad I *get* why everyone likes the covers!

Picto said...

A great interview Wendy and well done to Sarah, the kindle cases are lovely. I love the clock on the mantle shelf, reminds me of the one my dad had that chimed every hour.

Jan x

Martha said...

nice to meet another talented crafter of hand-made Mondays :)
i know the limited space issues very well. You're doing very well with your organisation, Sarah.
Love your kindle covers, Ive become a kindle owner myself recently :)

Anji said...

Great interview. I wish I was that tidy & organised, I might get more done!

Little Harriet said...

It's really good to read about other crafters, very inspiring. Wish I could be as organised!

LH
x

Jam Dalory said...

Great interview, I love the kindle covers and as I need one I shall be popping over to your website to have a look. x

Pickle Lily said...

Enjoyed reading this interview and it's lovely to see what people look like!