Emma has a Christmas in July tutorial coming up next. First read all about her sewing and more at For My Little Monster.

Hello Sew Mama Sew readers! My name is Emma and the fluffy dog next to me in the photo below is Archie. I am the writer of a very new blog called For My Little Monster. I have not been sewing for very long– only about 2.5 years– but I have always been “crafty.” I have spent time scrapbooking, making jewellery and have even tried my hand at mosaics.

I first fell in love with sewing when I was pregnant with my little monster (now 22 months old). I made him a “Dilbert” dinosaur using a Melly and Me pattern. I enjoyed it so much that I started making softies for everyone I knew! My family and friends thought I should sell them… So here I am, 2.5 years later and I have my own online shop.

Before I became a mummy (or “mama” as my little monster calls me), I was a high school teacher. I hope that my teaching skills will help me develop my little hobby business in other areas, like writing my own ePatterns (I’m in the process of writing my first one right now) and tutorials, as well as continuing to create my popular range of toys and adult items.

This is my first guest post and my first tutorial, so I hope you enjoy it!