It's been a big month... and we are only halfway into it! So far this month I've hosted a hen's party, been a bridesmaid at a wedding, launched my first ever sewing pattern and started a part-time course in sewing and pattern making at the Melbourne Fashion Institute. All this in between working and attending to my wifely, daughterly and dog-mum duties. The most surprising bit is that I am happier and less stressed than I have been in months!
And with that said, here is my 'happy' Digital Scoop for the month of March...
Sewing Community Highlights
What's new in the Sewing Scene?
There are so many sewing challenges on Instagram these days that it can be hard to keep up with! A couple that caught my attention recently are the #makeyourstash and #takenine challenges. I like that these are 'gentle' challenges which take away the stress and overwhelm of the daily photo challenges.
Sewing Skill Builder
Many of us are teaching ourselves to sew and thanks to the wide array of online material, it has never been easier.
There is a cutting-edge online sewing school that I recently discovered called, Sew It Academy, created and produced by the original 'sew'-lebrity Mimi G. It has been designed for complete beginners and starts at the very basics whilst increasing in difficulty. There are also courses designed for men and children. If you know anyone that is interested in learning to sew, this may just be the thing for them.
Real women with real bodies. Lets be kinder to ourselves.
Hear Me Out
Check out my favourite podcasts of the month.
How can I go past the newest podcast on the sewing scene, Stitchers Brew, by the wonderfully bubbly ladies, Gabby and Megan. They have lovely conversational style and talk about all kinds of crafty things, but mostly sewing!
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies" - George R. R. Martin
This month I read Gut by Guilia Enders. It is an enlightening and entertaining read about the digestive tract. You will learn things you never knew and probably didn't want to; about how our guts are more important than we, and medical professionals, have given it credit for.
That's all for March!
I hope you have enjoyed this month's issue.
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