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Why being a sewing blogger is awesome

19 Nov

There are so many reasons as to why blogging about sewing is awesome, too many for me to list in fact, but here’s just a couple of reasons that are making me feel warm and fuzzy at the moment.

1. #sewingsocial

I participated in my first #sewingsocial  (APAC) on Twitter  yesterday – what fun it was. Hosted by Thewallina we got busy talking about planning, stashing, commenting, blogging, feedback, birthdays, cutting, hemming and more! What a delightful and speedy 60 minutes it was. The Atlantic sewing social was held in our early morning too I believe. You can check out all the goss here.

2. Making friends all over the place

I love new people and I love overseas people and I love sewing. So sewing blogging is my perfect storm of goodness. Now I just need lots of money so I can fly all over the place to visit all my newfound friends 🙂

Speaking of which, I can’t wait to actually be able to get myself along to Melbourne meet up!! One day…

3. Inspiration, support, encouragement and feedback from every corner of the globe

I’m not sure I can even expand on this one. Tick, tick tick!!! I haven’t even been blogging 12 mths, but I’m completely hooked. In the most part due to you lovely people!

4. Opportunities

There are SO many out there! But here’s two I’m loving right now:

The lovely Hannah of Sinbad and Sailor (a new sewing pattern company in the UK) contacted me and asked if I would like to try out one of their patterns (complimentarily – is that a word? 🙂 ). Ummm, let me think. Heck yes, I would like to try one!!

I choose the Dove Fitted Tee. Thanks Hannah!! 🙂 Hannah was also kind enough to indulge us all with an interview, some pictures and a lovely reader surprise. Not telling any more now though, details to come over the next few weeks my pretties. But here’s a pic of the printed pattern, aren’t the illustrations gorgeous?

Pretty illustrations right?

I am also joining my first sewalong – pimp my pencil skirt – draft and sewalong with Frabjous Couture. I couldn’t say no to the stunning (and EXPENSIVE!!) Burberry inspiration garment. Now to try and find wool tweed in summer… I can’t wait to get started on this, Marina makes such beautiful garments, and sews ZoSews style – slow and steady! Perfect.

5. New mad skillz

Who would have thought I would be teaching myself how to use image editing software (very basically!!) and coding social media buttons on to a blog 12 months ago. Not I I tell you! How times change. And of course there’s all the sewing and drafting tricksies I learn from you wonderful folks.

There’s more surely, but that’s my starting point. So from me to y’all, you guys rock and get a massive thumbs up! ;p And, I heartily encourage anyone teetering around the edges of sewing blog land to take a beautiful swan dive right in, you won’t regret it 🙂

Enough of my gushing, what do you guys like about hanging out with other sewing addicts online?

Zxx

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Are you Kollabora-ing?

20 Jun

I joined Kollabora recently. And that’s as far as I got. Until tonight when I read The Curious Kiwi’s post mentioning that she too had joined.

This prompted to me jump back over, have a better look and upload a project – my recent Beignet in fact.

I still haven’t quite figured this Kollabora business out, but I do have an overwhelming urge to use ‘k’s’ instead of ‘c’s’ now. I guess that’s something 🙂

Are you Kollabora-ing? Join, follow, like, friend (whatever you do over there) me!

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