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Name Change/Rebrand


Hello, all! I haven’t been around lately because I’ve been seriously considering a name change/rebrand. I’m not as happy with Tiny Sewing Empire as I thought I would be, so I’ve decided to merge TSE with my tolmema blog at the end of the summer. I’ll be opening a new shop on Etsy. I will still be making cosmetic bags, and adding quite a bit of product to my inventory. Expect a more professional, Etsy/Pinterest-esque feel from my products!

If you would like to receive news about opening dates, new products, and sales, please join my mailing list. I promise not to spam your inbox or give/sell your information to anyone.

As for the rest of the summer, I will be selling at the Farmers Market at the fairgrounds until the end of the summer. My Etsy store is still open for now, but there’s not much there. You’ll have better luck emailing me for photos of what I currently have in stock.

In the meantime, I am on the search for a local Bozeman photographer who can take photos of my products for my Etsy store. I’m not requiring a professional photographer, just someone who has a better camera than me and a light box. If you know someone or you are interested, please contact me so we can figure something out.

If you are interested in checking out my tolmema brand, I have a Facebook page, a twitter, and a blog. As I mentioned, I will be adding my shop in the fall, plus more new content.

I truly, madly, deeply (hehe), hope to see you guys over at tolmema; I’m really excited about the direction I’m taking. You should stop by and show me some love! 🙂

Baby Blankie Winner Reveal


Alright! The winner for the baby blankie has been chosen: Lisa, a.k.a. alittleteteatete, was the lucky winner! I checked out her blog that she runs with her sister, and it’s pretty cool. They blog about fashion, beauty, and food.

Thanks to everyone who participated! I’m looking to do more of these in the future!

Gift Giveaway!!


It’s time for a gift giveaway!

Since Mothers Day is around the corner, I’ve decided to offer a baby blankie to one lucky winner!

The blankie will be about 40″ x 40″, made from two layers of soft, snuggly flannel that will only get softer as you wash it. It’s the perfect size for swaddling, covering a car seat, nursing, and tossing into your diaper bag.

These blankies are handmade by me with love. It’s the perfect gift for mommies in any stage of parenting, whether they have a little one (or two, or three…), or are expecting one soon.

AND: Because I’m so cool, I’ll even let you pick from a few different choices:


Click the image for more pictures and info!
Click the image for more pictures and info!

There are multiple ways to enter the drawing:

1. follow me on twitter (@tinysewinempire) AND comment on this blog post letting me know; 

2. like me on facebook (Tiny Sewing Empire) AND comment on this blog post letting me know;

3. join my mailing list and let me know in the comments below.

4. or just be lazy and comment on this blog post AND tell me who you would give this blankie to if you were to win it!

I’ll give you an additional entry if you do one or more of these things…or if you tell me that my hair is extra shiny today.

It really is that easy to enter!

No purchases, no signups – just show me a little love. 🙂

The drawing ends on May 1st!! The winner gets 5 days to claim their prize before someone else is chosen.

New Tab: Tutorials


So I’ve added some stuff to the site, a new tab called “tutorials”. They are all free tutorials of random stuff and things. Note: none of them are mine! I don’t claim any of them!

I hope you find at least one of them useful…I know that I’ve used a couple of them for my own creations. 🙂

BucketBag Tutorial

Cosmetic Case Tutorial

Laptop Sleeve Tutorial

Pea Pod (Baby Hip Carrier) Tutorial

Pincushion Organizer Tutorial

A peek at what’s coming soon


I’ve made quite a few bags this past week but haven’t taken any photos yet. I do have a sneak peek at what I’ve been working on, though:



They aren’t difficult but do take some time to make. I think that they are the perfect addition to these corduroy bags!


I promise to get more photos in soon! Also, a  giveaway is coming up, as soon as I figure out what the amazing prize is going to be!

Local Sales Are a Go


Great great great great news! I will now be selling some of my product in a local Bozeman store called “The Beatnik”. It’s a fun – and gigantic – store filled with local artists’ stuff. I’m pretty excited to be part of the team. 🙂

I’ll still be selling online using my Etsy Store for those of you that aren’t in the Bozeman area.


On a separate note, I’m thinking of doing a giveaway or something, to keep you all interested. Some free fabric or a bag/blankie…something! What would you like to win? Comment below and I’ll decide here when I get enough opinions.