Sew + Show #11 and blog update
Hi everyone! Thank you for joining me here on my new blog!
The past weeks have been some of the most frustrating of my life. After spending many days on building an entirely new website, the whole thing crashed just when it was all ready and shiny and working. It took me many more days to have all features of my site work again. I’m happy that they finally do, but I really wish that I had spent all that time on sewing and pattern drafting…
So why did I move my blog? While I was very happy blogging on the Blogger platform, some new VAT-rules imposed by the European Union made me decide to switch to a WordPress blog. In a nutshell: since Jan 1, the EU demands sellers of digital goods (like pdf-patterns) to charge the VAT rate of the country of the buyers instead of that of the seller. As you can imagine, charging a different VAT rate for customers depending on their country of residence is a heavy administrative and technical burden for a small business. As this burden is much easier to carry in a WordPress-hosted shop than in a Blogger-hosted shop, I decided to move my blog and shop.
My apologies to those of you who saw their sewing plans foiled because of the problems with my blog. A big thank you to all of you who sent messages of support, and especially to the incredibly kind Anne for all her advice!
Also, a happy 2015 to all of you! If everything goes according to plan, this will be a year filled with new pattern releases, tutorials, give-aways, exciting collaborations, and the publication of my first three contributions to sewing books. Yay!
Now, on to the link party. The most clicked items in the last Sew+Show party of last year, were a stunning party dress by Krista from Helmoja ja Hepeneitä, and the cutest ever pleated skirt made by Noor from Quiro and Me:
In third place was a super cute poncho by MyPetiteSophie:
As we didn’t have a link party last week, you can upload creations made in the past two weeks. Here are the rules again:
– The link party closes on Friday (around midnight CET).
– On an irregular basis, I will also throw in a little prize for the most clicked creation.
– If you link up to your blog, include the Sew+Show button in either your post or your sidebar to help spread the word on this link party. Link it up to www.straight-grain.com/theblog
– You cannot link up to a shop. Links to items for sale will be deleted.
– Have fun!