Right now I rent a small workspace near the boat where I do all my sewing and store my fabric, so Red Charlotte is not technically run from our sailboat, although I do all of the computer work on board. Cora is my little work buddy. We have a daily and weekly groove. I have a set list of things that need to get done each day, but they are never done at the same time or in the same order. Each day always includes: some type of exercise, some hours spent sewing, and some playtime outdoors with Cora. When I'm working in the shop, Cora is always there with me. She plays with her toys and I stop periodically to read her books and sing songs. We sit together while I trim and turn sucking pads and sometimes she pushes the foot pedal as I sew. She's the best business partner ever!
You're so talented with the sewing machine, how did you learn?
My mom taught me how to use a sewing machine when I was a little girl. I also loved to hand sew and would design clothes for my dolls and make them sleeping bags and purses. I grew up in Alaska, so the long, Alaskan winters offered me a lot of time to sit at home and practice my craft!
Red Charlotte is generously giving away one Ergo Stuff Sack in your choice of fabric. I have one and I can tell you it's soooooo handy! I love that my ergo can become a nice little pillow rather than be sprawled on the floor or couch looking untidy. And the sack protects my ergo when we're out and about. These are a fun way to treat yourself and they make fabulous gifts for new parents.
And the winner is... Lisa from Sweet Georgia and the Crafty Squirrel! Congratualtions!
In addition Charlotte is offering a 10% discount in her shop from now through Sunday June 12 to anyone using the code BOATBABY2011.
Thank you Red Charlotte!