So it begins…

I think I have an idea. It involves me, a needle and thread and Instagram. Let’s hope it works.


Embroidery as an art form has rapidly grown over the years with the emergence of social media platforms, such as Instagram and Pinterest (@sarahkbenning being my favourite!) I figure, why not jump on the bandwagon.

It's a bit of a read, but I just posted my entry to the new #EtsySmallBusiness Contest (because, you know, why not!) I spent the morning reflecting on the past few years and writing up my story. The piece ended up being a bit more personal and revealing than I originally intended, but it feels good to be candid and share my experience as a maker and budding business woman. So, if you've been curious how I got started selling my work and found my way to stitching plants, follow the link in my profile and, should you feel so inclined, follow the link in my profile and please cast your vote for my shop! (If I won I'd put the money towards producing video tutorials and online workshops!) Thanks so much and happy Friday 🎈

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I’ve always done it as a hobby and more recently started to share a few of my ‘works’ with my friends and followers on Instagram. I plan to create pieces and publish them online, using the relevant hashtags and linking them here.

It will be called ‘sophiemaykes’ and this is my logo (please don’t think I’m horrible at spelling, it’s just that my middle name is May). I might also share things that I create, not limiting it to simply embroidery works.


I look forward to sharing my stuff with you! If you have any images you want me to re-create with thread, tweet me @sophemacy.

I’ll end with a relevant meme:




2 thoughts on “So it begins…

  1. Soph, I really love what you’ve created here!! I was so excited to see that you’re also a fan of embroidery – I myself have always enjoyed this secret hobby and I think it is so great that you’ve put a modern touch on this traditional art form (and how good is @sarahkbenning ?!?!?!?). This project is very unique and a great way to combine something you love with the visual platform of Instagram. I’m also so impressed with how fast your page has gained traction – I think my artefact could really benefit from some tips from this professional!!

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