Monday, 28 May 2012

{Design Team} Introducing...Emma from Sweet Williams

Hello everyone!  Been very busy around these parts lately as I've been busy doing a stock take after the Cardiff City Craft & Hobby Show (post about that coming soon).  However, I thought I'd take two minutes to introduce you to our next new member of our design team.

Introducing Emma from Sweet Williams

Hi, I am Emma and am the face behind Sweet Williams.  I am based in Neath, South Wales.  I started my little business back in November 2011 when I realised I could turn my hobby into something more.  This time last year I hadn't used a sewing machine before so I have really surprised myself.  I was bored on maternity leave when baby was sleeping (there's only so much cleaning you can do) and I have always loved cross stitch so my hubby bought me a Cath Kidston Stitch book.  It all started from there.  
My favourite type of craft is sewing using both fabric and felt.  I love both equally as you can do endless things with felt and it's easy to sew with but there are so many gorgeous fabrics around which I love to use, especially to make cushions, tote bags and bunting amongst other things.  I seem to be really into hand embroidery at the moment too and am addicted to collecting buttons and ribbon. I also make greetings cards, usually personalised for the customers needs but I do prefer to sew.

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When I am not sewing madly I am either at the day job - (I am a part time Legal Assistant for a local law firm), being a mum to James (4) and William (1), looking after the house and spending time with hubby, fabric and button shopping or reading books (we own hundreds which live in floor to ceiling book cases)!!  I am constantly busy and on the go and I tend to be a night owl.  I'm definitely not a morning person.  

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I love reading blogs and I write my own (albeit somewhat neglected at times) -
Thanks Emma!  Im with you on the morning thing, such a horrible time of day!!  I've followed Emmas blog since the start and cannot believe that just over a year ago, hadnt used a sewing machine!  More of Emmas gorgeous and very talented makes can be found over on her Facebook page and if there's something in particular you like, it can be bought over at her website.

We're fast approaching the Jubilee weekend so we'll have LOTS of lovely makes to show you to celebrate! 


  1. I've been 'following' Emma on facebook for quite a while now & love her gorgeous makes.....
    Well done Emma... xx

  2. Not enough exclamation marks! :P
    Seriously though, I can't believe you've not been using a machine for years! What an inspiration :)

  3. Thank you again for choosing me to be on your Design Team. I am truly thrilled.
    Thank you so much to Jo and Heartstitch for your kind words xx