Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Blog Hop!

You may have noticed bloggers answering these questions recently as part of a blog hop.  I don't know who started it so I can't give proper credit!  I was nominated by the lovely Helen of Cut It Out, Stitch It Up. I have admired her work greatly ever since my first exposure to her, which was this amazing shirt.   Do you ever think about other people's makes long after you first see them?  Or is that just me?

On to the questions....

Why do I write?

I wanted to have a blog long before I got serious about sewing.  The only problem was that I had absolutely nothing interesting to say at that time.  Several years later I decided that it was time I learned to make garments, and some time later I started to blog.  I started it as a way to document my progress so I could look back and see how far I've come.  What I soon learned is that blogging is a great way to connect with other people who sew.  I don't know about anybody else but I know very few people in real life who sew.  If I included in daily conversation what I write about on the blog I just don't think most people would get it!

What am I working on? 

I am a Craftsy class hoarder but it takes me awhile to actually get around to listening to them.  I started One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses and it's fantastic but unfortunately I am completely lacking inspiration so I've not made a blouse yet.  Over the weekend I decided I was going to bite the bullet and start the Jean-ius course.  I was gung-ho until I read the course materials list and realized I need silk organza.  I don't have any so I'll have to wait until it's delivered so I can start on those.  In the meantime, I'm making a cold weather Moneta.  Go figure.

How does my blog differ from others in its genre?

I don't think it does.  I'm happy to just continue sewing and sharing what I've made in my own simple way.  Don't look for me to write a book!

How does my writing process work?

As I'm sewing I try to be mindful of what I want to include in my posts, especially if I've strayed from the instructions or put a different twist on the garment.  I never write anything until I've completed the project.  I love it when people include lots of detail on variations so I try to return the favor.  I was in a pretty great flow this summer when my photographer (my teenage son) was out of school.  I could count on having my picture taken within 24 hours of completing my garment and then blogging soon thereafter.  Now I can't have pictures taken until the weekend.  It's hard to not wear what I've made right away!


A recent find for me is Charlotte over at The Creative Domestic.  I like her writing style and her choice in projects. She has a cute new skirt on the blog now so that's a bonus. And I'm always a sucker for a great blog name!


  1. How neat! Funny story, I tried contacting you twice a couple of weeks ago for a blog hop. For some reason I couldn't leave a comment on you blog, and didn't think of replying to one of the comments you left for me. In other words, I am so glad you participated, I love your blog!! I find that my excitement about Craftsy peaks and wanes as well.

  2. Thanks for continuing the hop!
    I've been thinking about the Jeanius course as well. I'm waiting for one of their offers before I buy - they come along quite regularly. I'm going to give it a go in the new year. Looking forward to seeing your progress.