Monday, July 19, 2010

31DBBB Day 1: Write an Elevator Pitch

When the wonderful Nirvana Mamma posted the questions of BlogFrog 'Does any one want to join me in doing the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook'. I thought that could really help me find me focus. Since there is no focus in my life right now.

To be honest I didn't find a focus, but I did find a better way of wording a tag line and my About Me section so that people have a clue as to what they might be getting by visiting my blog.

My new Tag line: My all over the place life, as an all over the place crafter!

This tag line has some how given me focus, and the freedom to really express how all over the place I really am. I seemed to have been holding back, because I would think that things that I was doing didn't fit in - so I wouldn't post about them.

My new About me: I am Sonia Barton I taught my self to sew at the age of 11. I then picked up on other crafts such as quilting, cross-stitch, embroidery, stamping, scrap booking, beading (I'm sure I'm forgetting a few) And I taught my self how to knit by hand and machine a few years ago. I love doing and teaching all these crafts.

I work for www.cochenille.com it's a company that produces Software for textile artists. Garment Designer for creating Sewing, Knitting or Crochet patterns. Stitch Painter a grid paint program for Knitting, Crochet, needlepoint, weaving, cross-stitch and other gridded crafts.

I have a Degree in Fashion Design with this degree came lots of dreams, I worked with a couple of High End Designers in San Diego, I then started doing Custom Bridal and Formalwear, and I have currently moved into starting a PDF pattern line for Beginning sewer's. This is some of the all over the place stuff - that consumes my all over the place Life!

10 comments:

Shero said...

I LOVE crafts. Any and all, so I will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog. Good luck with the 31 day challenge!

Heligirl said...

Love the tagline! And those shots of Hawaii in your previous posts were amazing! What a lovely vacation. Good luck with the 31 day challenge. :)

Christine said...

How fortuitous for me! I'm a very beginning so (no, really, very) with a beautiful machine and no idea what I'm doing. Thrilled to "meet" you!

ModistaModesta said...

Thank you Shero - I love your blog!

Heligirl - I stepped out of my comfort zone with that one - and it has set me free! I'm loving the SITS community and the 31DBBB challenge.

Christine - You are not the only one - there are thousands like you out there. I taught myself to sew, and would love to teach anyone that wants to learn. Here is a link to my (very) neglected website - I hope to have more Free patterns and more patterns for purchase with directions for Beginners.

http://www.modesteve.com/freepatterns.html

Michele said...

I'm visiting from the 31DBBB. I love your new tagline and About section. The one thing that drew me in was the fact that you taught yourself to sew. That's on my list of things to do: learn to sew. Good luck with the challenge!

ModistaModesta said...

Thanks for visiting and Commenting Michele. I hope I can help and inspire you to learn to sew it's very rewarding! I should have a more focused Blog soon - the 31DBBB is helping a lot.

Amy said...

what a fantastic tag line. I've been reading several of your post and I really am excited about what you have to share. The retreat in Carlsbad looks amazing. And now, I need to go over to the website for the company you work for.

Oh, and I need to print off your "how to sew" post because as much as I would love to be "crafty" I am just not.

ModistaModesta said...

Thank you Amy. I love your tag line also. This 31DBBB challenge has helped me work out a few things. Here's hoping for the best!

Jessi said...

Wow! I'm so jealous. As much as I love crafty stuff, I've never been any good at it. And to think...taking it on the road and enjoying the passion with others. Wonderful, simply wonderful.

The only craft I seem to have a real knack for is bead jewelry. I'm always interested in learning more.

Great blog!

ModistaModesta said...

Thank you for the comment Jessi, It's funny my daughter and I have been working on a tutorial for a very simple string beaded necklace, I was hoping to get it up today - but everyone in the house is sick.

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