I love connecting with other small business owners. And the funny thing is, I’ve gotten to know SO many who are both moms and live in my small town and even go to my church. Small business ownership can be so lonely at times. You’re at home (which is a blessing) on your own and you’re trying to make it work and love your kids well. And there are no coworkers to share that burden with. Of course, I think the pros of being your own boss are ridiculously amazing, but still it’d be nice to have someone to know what you’re going through. And that’s just what I find with other small business owners! It’s a little community of people who can say “I get you,” “Yeah, taxes are really hard,” and “Yes, being a mom and raising a baby and trying to do both well, what even?!” And as much as I’ve loved shooting other small business owners workspaces, I love getting to connect with them during that time even more!
Emily owns a shop called Sew Darn Close which I think is the most clever thing because it’s a shop of handmade fabric goods and her last name is Close. Guys, that’s really amazing. And her shop sells the most fun practical things. From calligraphy pen rolls to cute clutches to organic burp cloths to the most creative of custom orders. Everything is so fun and that handmade quality is unbeatable. I love her shop because she’s an incredibly sweet person AND was super sold on it when David got me a clutch from there and I use it every. single. day.
I loved getting to spend time with Emily and shooting in her little workspace. Hope you enjoy a glimpse into Sew Darn Close!
Emily, you’re so pretty :]
Some of her gorgeous product :]
Fun getting to include some AshBush product in our shoot!
You may recognize this baby model 😀
And Clara, one of Emily’s daughters was a happy participant because she uses the crayon wallets and pouches to play every day!