Hi! My name is Heather, and I used to run an indie pattern company. I made patterns and tutorials for sewing and knitting, wrote a blog for marketing purposes, and ran a web shop right here at heatherwielding.com. Heather Wielding Designs was founded in June 2012, and in January 2019, I quit with no drama. Some people asked me what led me to this decision. The answer is really simple: the stress of running a business just got to me. Seven years of being in charge of every single detail was enough.
Now don’t get me wrong. I loved designing and blogging, and even the hassle of running a website with its constant woes, and I still do. It’s the flip side of the coin that I didn’t enjoy so much: the making money, the pushing out new products, the worrying about not being enough was finally too overpowering to deal with. Having a business partner would have most likely sorted it out, but I was alone and just not cut out for it. Being an entrepreneur does require a certain mindset. One needs to be ruthless and decisive.
I barely know the meaning of the word “ruthless”, so I decided to call it a day.
Shortly after packing Heather Wielding Designs up, I noted two things.
First thing was that I actually miss blogging.
The second thing is that I don’t want anyone to have to go through the struggle I faced.
That’s why I have revamped this site. I need a creative outlet, and continuing what I started feels comforting. My “new” blog will be mainly about modding and altering clothes, and sewing and knitting brand new things for Me and Me alone. This site will also serve as a portfolio to showcase what I’ve done in the past. My patterns are no longer available for purchase, but they do show off my skills in designing and patterning.
In fact, this entire site will be a showcase of my skills. I am currently for work, and for that, I needed a portfolio. You’ll find examples of the content I’ve created in my blog, examples of basic photo retouch in my portfolio, and many of my designs in my photo gallery. So if you’re looking for an assistant for your crafting enterprise, take a look at what I can do, and drop me a note.
And if you just want to check out my blog, hop on over and enjoy.