This month marks exactly one year since I started blogging. When I started, I didn't have much experience in writing. I had no idea how successful it was going to be or how much I would enjoy it. To my surprise, I have enjoyed the writing and sharing process very much including the steep learning curve that comes with starting a business. I wrote more about my business journey in a recent blog post.
Pursuing a life of continuous learning can have a powerfully positive effect on one's self esteem and motivation. Skill building can be a small as trying a new way to sew a seam or diving into a completely new and foreign topic. New skills that I tackled this month include learning to embroider (which is much easier than I initially thought!) and learning Italian. Every bit counts!
So, what new skill are you going to tackle this month? I'd love to know.
Sewing Community Highlights
What's new on the Sewing Scene?
I love Katie's bra/bodysuit mashup to create her swimsuit. It's so clever!
Grainline Studio has released a sleeve variation pack for their Scout Tee. I love this idea and have toyed with it for my patterns (but don't get too excited as this is a long way away!).
I am mesmerised by how this art is created!
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.
Want to learn a new skill? I used this video to get me started with embroidery basics.
Real women with real bodies. Lets be kinder to ourselves.
Lyn Slater is breaking boundaries when it comes to ageism and fashion. I love what she represents.
Take a few minutes out of your day to watch a fun or inspiring video.
Staying on topic, did you see The Foldline's video interview with Karen from the Did you Make That blog about how we adapt our sewing to our changing bodies?
Hear Me Out
Check out my favourite podcasts of the month.
Trace is a chilling podcast series produced by ABC (Australia) that investigates an unsolved crime that was committed in the 1980s in Melbourne Australia. I am not usually into true crime podcasts but I couldn't help but binge listen to this one.
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies" - George R. R. Martin
I've just finished reading The Unlikely Journey of Harold Fry. It was a lovely read which touches on some serious issues in a light-hearted and senstive way. I am now reading the second book in the series called, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennesey.
I hope you have enjoyed this month's issue.
If you have any recommendations for me, I would love to know! You can get in touch via email, Instagram or leave a comment below.
**Note: I do not have any affiliation or receive any monetary benefits for items/businesses that I recommend on this site. Anything that I share comes from a genuine place of love, respect and support for truly great initiatives.**