Remember a few months ago when i advertised for an assistant? Well today i am so excited to introduce you to Sarah! If you’ve emailed Megan Nielsen Patterns in the past month you’ve probably spoken to Sarah already. She’s been doing an awesome job of keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes. I feel really blessed because Sarah is probably the nicest person ever – and actually lives 10 minutes from me, which has made working together a breeze and so.much.fun. (though i must admit i have a tendency to try and turn weekly meetings into Morning Tea instead hehe).
As well as being a wonderful wife and mum and helping me keep my head on straight – Sarah also runs an awesome business Teddies to Treasure turning baby clothes into keepsake teddy bears. I absolutely recommend you find her on Facebook and Instagram.
Anyway, before i ramble on too long – i’ve asked Sarah to share a little bit about herself below. We’ve got a big year ahead and i’m so thrilled to have Sarah as part of the team!
Hi everyone, I’m Sarah, Meg’s new Operations Assistant. I’m here to do all the boring but important background admin work so Meg can get on with creating gorgeous fashion forward designs for you all to enjoy. I first came across Megan’s blog when searching for the best place to buy fabric in the local area and have been avidly following her updates ever since. I was so excited when she said she needed an assistant so jumped at the chance to apply … and here I am!
A bit about me, I’ve been a hobby sewer for years ever since my mum taught me to use a sewing machine when I was about ten and I love all sorts of crafty things that involve fabric, yarn etc. So, naturally, after leaving Uni I joined the Royal Navy! After spending 10 years running the logistics for a number of military operations and organising the lives of various senior officers (seriously, Admirals need A LOT of looking after), I decided to leave when I had my son in 2012. I used my resettlement grant to complete a diploma in Professional Curtain Making and Soft Furnishings at the National Design Academy and was happily making curtains and cushions (in between baby naps and feeds) when the opportunity to emigrate to Australia came up at the beginning of last year.
Since then I’ve been enjoying life in the sunshine and making teddy bears from cherished baby clothes as part of my side business Teddies to Treasure.
Anyway, that’s me. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you all. If you get in contact with Megan Nielsen Patterns, chances are you’ll hear back from me and I’ll be updating our Facebook pages too. So, if there’s anything you think we should be featuring, just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!