Posts tagged sewing business
Preparing to move the sewing studio to a temporary home

As I pack up my studio, I find unfinished projects, like the pictures Christmas pillow set. I also find myself dreaming of what my next space will be like. My current studio is a spacious finished attic and while I love the space, it feels too isolated from the daily hubbub. Guilt ensues if I sneak up here when the family is home. So what would my new space look like?

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A day in the life of Belinda Lee Designs | Guest Posting on Instagram for Vend Raleigh

I had the opportunity to share a day in the life of Belinda Lee Designs guest posting over on Vend Raleigh's Instagram feed. Since not everyone is on Instagram, I thought I would re-share here. It was a lot of fun to share every moment through the day on Instagram and it's something I've thought of doing here on occasion.  Maybe just a set of the week's best snapshots from the studio?

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What to Do When a Magazine Wants to Photograph Your Product | A Cautionary Tale of Lost Sleep and Underestimated Timelines

In March 2014, I received an email that made me cry.  A nationally syndicated magazine requested my dream catcher pillow for a Boho Chic nursery layout for their Summer 2014 issue. It would provide the kind of exposure to my shop I'd only dreamed of! Here are some tips on what you should do when a magazine wants your product…

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6 Tips For Great Product Photography for Etsy Shops and Beyond

For this post, I focus on product photography using a digital SLR or other camera with manually adjustable settings. Every resource I've come across for getting the most rich, vivid and buyer-attracting photos states you really need to move beyond your phone's camera.  However, don't stop reading if you are still going to shoot with your phone - there are tips here you can use!

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6 Tips for Getting a Good {Great!} Profile Picture

Last Fall, I decided it was time to update my profile picture. My hair color had changed {the summer streaks were dyed away} and my pixie cut was growing out. So, I took a selfie and posted it. Immediately afterward, I realized I looked like a crazy woman, this was not a represenation of my true outward self.  After a bit of trial and error and some helpful {brutally honest} feedback from good friends, I was able to get a profile picture I felt great about. One that looks like a best version of me. Here I'd like to share with you, lessons learned on my journey to a good {great!} profile picture.

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