Hi I'm Allison Nash and I am the owner of Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery Designs.
I live in Brisbane Australia in the sunshine state of Queensland. I am really an accidental business owner, never really intending to start a business. I have been a stay at home mum since having my second child in 1995 and have always loved sewing clothes, quilting and embroidery.
My mother taught me to use her sewing machine when I was only 5. I bought my embroidery machine not really knowing what I was going to do with it but had the idea I might quilt my own quilts. On buying my machine I could only find square quilting designs and nothing that really interested me otherwise. Being the determined person I am I decided to make my own designs and started to study digitising. I have got to admit there was more involved than I initially thought but I am stubborn and persisted. I had the idea I would sell what I was sewing but could not find designs I like. So I just kept on designing.
I sold my first designs on Etsy and it just grew from there. In March 2015 I started my Facebook group and finally met my customers. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I love introducing embroiders of 20 years or more to 'in the hoop'. I have so many designs I want to do and not enough time, so here's to many years of sewing ahead of us.