9 August 2017

5 Tips for Achieving Your Goals

5 Tips for Achieving Your Goals - Tilly and the Buttons

It’s a wonderful feeling to finally finish a big creative project. I’ve just submitted my second book, and juggling that alongside running a business (and growing a baby with the appointments, admin and ailments that this entails) has been a mission – but ultimately very rewarding. More and more crafters are starting a business, maintaining a vlog, writing a book or embarking on some other big project – often alongside a day job, kids or other commitments – so perhaps you know the feeling?

Today I thought I’d share a few tips on how I stay on track, both with my business and big creative projects such as writing a book, in order to achieve my goals. I’d love to hear your own thoughts in the comments too.

5 Tips for Achieving Your Goals - Tilly and the Buttons

2 August 2017

Behind the Scenes... Book 2 Progress

Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book

Hoooraaaaayyy! I've finished writing my second book!

It's been a ton of work, but everything has gone really well and I couldn't be more pleased with how it's turning out. All that's left to do now is proofing and planning the release. I'm soooo excited to share it with you when it's published next Spring!

In the meantime, I thought I'd give you some peeks behind the scenes at the recent garment photo shoots - the final three days of photography after the seven instructions shoots. For the garment shoots, we used the same photographer as my first book, Ellie Smith, and were back in the same studio in Bethnal Green that we used three years ago. It felt a bit like a déjà vu - but in a good way!

Behind the scenes on Tilly's second bookBehind the scenes on Tilly's second book
Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book

28 July 2017

When we say Summer, you say Sale!

Tilly and the Buttons Summer Sale!

The sun is out, and our sewing machines are whirring away as we're itching for a whole new summer wardrobe... and because we thought other people might be in the same boat, we thought we'd give you 20% off sewing patterns and kits! 

Enter code SUMMERSALE at checkout 
20% off ends Sunday 6 August midnight GMT

The discount code is not valid on pattern bundles, books, dungaree buckles, gift vouchers or online workshops. 20% discount ends Sunday 6 August 2017 midnight GMT.

Tilly and the Buttons Summer Sale!

26 July 2017

Sewing Space Tours... Kate's South London Studio!

Sewing Space Tours... Kate's South London studio!

Who's ready for another Sewing Space Tour? We're very excited to introduce a lovely crafter who has allowed us to snoop around her gorgeous creative space. We are huge fans of this blogger, and if you've ever watched her vlogs, then you'll recognise THAT gold, spotty wall... over to Kate for more!

Hello! My name’s Kate (on the right!) and welcome to my little creative space in South London. My day job is running the The Fold Line - an online sewing community - with my work wife, Rachel (pictured left). I’m lucky enough to work from home, and I spend my days immersed in blogs posts, social media and other fun projects. While all of this is sewing-related, it’s only in the evening my office transforms into my sewing space and I get to make a mess. I feel really lucky to have a dedicated place to work and make. Any Londoners reading this will understand, as space is a premium!

Sewing Space Tours... Kate's South London studio!

My space does reflect my personality... organised clutter comes to mind! I really like mixing old and new and have some lovely bits that I have collected over the years. I like having lots of things on the wall and I regularly move things around to freshen things up.

Sewing Space Tours... Kate's South London studio!