Sunday, 13 October 2013

You have to start somewhere

So here I am, officially trying to connect with the AMAZING online sewing community!

I've been resistant to start a blog. My photography skills suck and my writing is ordinary at best. But, and it's a big but, all the wonderful sewing blogs on the interwebs have really supported and helped me in my sewing endeavors over the last 11 months!

I've never been much of a hobby's sort of person (other than the obvious: shopping, movies, eating). After my not-so-subtle hints, my bf  bought me a Janome sewing machine for my birthday last year. It took a while before I was confident enough to make anything. My first project was easy-peasy Christmas bunting - I can't wait to bring it out again in a few months!

Before I made anything, I was absorbed in blogs, books, patterns etc. I'm a 'learn/plan first, do later' kind of girl. I have now sewn quite a few items, but my systematic checking and reading of my most beloved sewing blogs still occurs most evenings.

To dip my toes in the water, I joined Instagram . My first gram (?) was this work in progress By Hand London Polly Top. I was immediately made to feel very welcome by Elisalex (co-founder). This was so encouraging!

By Hand London Polly Top

While I am already obsessed with Instagram, I also want a place a share my sewing experiences. And so, it's time for me to try and contribute something to this amazing online sewing community.

At the very least, this blog is a place for me to document my sewing challenges and triumphs.  If my post's get read and any readers are able to help me out with my sewing questions and problems along the way than that is a bonus. If I am able to help others with their sewing, than that's even better! Wish me luck on  my sewing/blogging journey.

Also, I promise to work on improving my photography and writing.

I would love to hear from you, so please fee free to leave a comment.

Liz X


  1. Congrats again Liz! I have found that the blogging stuff takes just as long as the actual sewing - but it's quite addictive. Looking forward to see what you sew next :) Have you linked your blog up with Bloglovin'? Let me know if you do, I'd love to follow along.

    1. Thanks so much for your support, Renee. I am a wee bit excited about my first blog comment and also very appreciative of your advice. I really have a lot to learn about blogging! I’ve now added my blog to Bloglovin’. Any other advice for me? I can definitely foresee blogging being a big time commitment. It must be very tricky to be a prolific blogger and sewer! I’ll see how I get on. Thanks again for your support and help!

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging. Yes it is time consuming and addictive, but it is fun. I am a newish blogger to...and sewer like you (I am mad as I have two blogs, one for my sewing and one for my other life - Yikes).

    Tip from me - don't be who you are not and we all sucked at some point. I have a site not a blogger blog. Get onto instagram and twitter - Twitter is big with the sewing is fun. Took me a while to get the hang of it. I am on google+ but it isn't that big in the community.

    You will find your way soon enough.. Me I don't blog about my sewing prowess as there ain't none; I just usually show my finished garment and maybe a few pics on the way.

    And just start following blogs.. they will all lead to somewhere new. They are a pretty cool bunch.


    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Thanks for your warm welcome and blogging tips.
      It's been amazing how quickly I've gotten caught up with blogging, Instagram and Twitter. And I freakin' love BlogLovin!
      I can honestly say I feel more myself in the sewing community than I feel in many other aspects of my life. They certainly are a cool bunch :)