Uta Sews

Inspiration.Lives.Here


2 Comments

What’s next?

Happy September!

edf

September also means that we are approaching a change in season ( For those who live in countries that have all four seasons…:) ) . I am looking ahead! There’s a newness about this month that literally feels like a new leaf has turned. This is exactly the same sentiment I am feeling at the moment. πŸ™‚

It feels weird to not have grad school. This time last year I started my final year of grad school and was fully entrenched in my thesis proposal work. I can safely say I miss school. Despite the emotional roller coaster that ended smoothly ( Thank God), I miss that crazy adrenaline rush of the new semester and the commuting. πŸ™‚ However the show must go on. In an attempt to take it easy and recover from the academic rush I am dedicating my time to working on my handmade business and blog to bring it up to the place I want it to be. I know that takes a lot of work and time. Despite feeling I am not where I want to be I know that even with the small efforts of the work I put in during the summer I am getting there :). I think the two opportunities I am about to share with you speaks to that growth so far. Both opportunities encourages me to press on and keep building. One step at a time! Here goes.

Opportunity one!

Screenshot_20180906-000007You guys!!!!!! I am so excited. You don’t even know. I mean I know it’s another pop up opportunity ( Meaning I have to work my bum off the next few weeks to prep and then spend an entire day of selling and meeting fabulous people…phew)but its major. It’s major because I have applied two years in a row and didn’t get in. So that’s a big deal right? I didn’t give up this year even though I knew there was a possibility of not getting in. This is a juried show which means that hundreds apply and only a few get in. I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to having my pieces there. πŸ™‚

So you know whats next…. Sew, sew, sew, sew! I have already made a plan for the pieces I will have to add to what I already have in stock. I will be adding some new infinity scarves, fall and winter pencil skirts, shrugs, some holiday pieces etc. This event is known for attracting a lot of shoppers looking for unique handmade pieces as well as gifts so if you are in Toronto do check out this event at the MARS Discovery District.

I have two weeks to add those new pieces as I curate the garments and accessories I will have available. Wish me all the best! I will pop by the last week of the show to give you an update on all the pieces I was able to add and how plans are coming along.

Opportunity two!

toronto.poster.final

My awesome friend Carla Beharry who has dedicated countless hours to community capacity building work around health and wellness, mindfulness, HIV/AIDS prevention work and business coaching with others in communities locally and internationally has organized an amazing event highlighting the challenges and resilience in diverse women in Toronto and Waterloo regarding social and racial injustice within our society. Tickets available hereΒ This Ted talk like forum will feature women from various backgrounds in community work, fashion, fitness, health and wellness who will share their stories and experiences to empower each other in an evening filled with hope and resilience. Guess who gets to be apart of it? Moi! I was very anxious when she asked me to be one of the speakers at first. I mean I do have a lot I can talk to about challenges but also a lot about hope and resilience in the face of those challenges. So I accepted! πŸ™‚ This is also a great opportunity to connect my research from my recently completed thesis at the community level to give back. I am looking forward to connecting with like minds.

Both opportunities couldn’t have come at a better time. The focus these days are dedicated to building my handmade business but also getting involved in community work at another level. πŸ™‚

That’s a wrap for now! Thanks for stopping by. AsΒ  always, thanks for coming along my sewing and entrepreneurial journey!

The creative chronicles continues!

Bless

UtavZ

Advertisements


Leave a comment

2nd Christmas Market!

Hey Everyone!!! Stopping by to let you all know that I will be apart of another christmas market.This is my second one ever! Happy and excited to share my pieces with old and new customers! if you are around come by and say hello that day. Get some Christmas shopping done and most of all support handmade businesses. The venue is the Alliance Banquet Hall 501 Alliance Ave, York, ON.

A fun event for you and your family!  Follow me on instagram over the next few days for  sneak peaks on products that will be on sale!

Instagram- http://www.instagram.com /amshina 

Until then the sewing journey continues!!

Utavz


4 Comments

Fall, Fall Fall…..Sneak Peek

Happy October!

Missed you all!!

It’s been a few weeks but the sewing journey is still in full swing. Still wrapping up a bit of summer sewing but excited for the fall sewing line up. I have some new scarves and ponchos on the fall fashion pieces to sew this year.

First poncho completed:

Last Maxi dress on the machine completed😍

What have you been up to? Fall sewing yet? Getting ready for those layers?
Stay tuned for more updates throughout October. You can also follow me on instagram for real time updates. I post daily! http://www.instagram.com/amshina

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew, sew, sew, sewwwwwwwww

UtaVZ

 

 


4 Comments

Fall/Winter Sewing: A Cardi/Shrug!

Hi there its been a minute! Thanks so much for your continued support!

Stopping by today to share one of my Fall/Winter projects Β I have been up to. Finally completed these and have pictures posted as this is now available on my etsy shop for sale. Currently working on a purple version as well as a faux suede! Excited.. I am working on a few new pieces before 2015 ends! Will give you updates as they come in! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Enjoy!

A special thank you to my model! πŸ™‚
image

image

image

What have you all been up to these past Fall months as we head into Winter? Any new pieces, projects etc? Do share.

The sewing chronicles definitely continues!! Just keep sewing, just keep sewing…

God bless

UtaC

 


2 Comments

FALL FEVER: The infinity is back!

Fall is here and we can agree or disagree. πŸ™‚

The sewing chronicles for fall continues and I am back into making my customized infinity scarves! Dropping by to show you what I have been up to. These pieces are all on my etsy shop now. Also I am working on my photography skills and some new products to add to my shop! So its busy busy busy in addition to my 9 to 5! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ What do you think about these pictures? Not bad if I can say so myself.. πŸ˜‰

Fall 2015 3 DSC_1737 Fall 2015 2 DSC_1874 DSC_2097 DSC_1775

Trust you enjoyed these pictures of what I have been up to. Special thanks to my friend SO who graciously Β volunteered to be apart of my fall fabulousness. She really shows you that your accessories can make a statement this fall/winter! Good models are so hard to find. πŸ™‚

What have you added to your fall sewing? I would love to hear. Or what have you added to your fall wardrobe? perhaps you can inspire me with some ideas for more FALL sewing? Do share!

Happy Friday to all.

Please feel free to follow me here πŸ™‚ Do share your links in the response box too πŸ™‚

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amshinaapparel

Instagram:@ amshina

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmshinaApparel

Utac