Lots and lots of inspiration this week!
The Made Up Initiative
I’m so grateful to Sew Essential who recently held a #SewEssentialMeet at which they raised nearly £90 for The Made Up Initiative. We’ve now hit £3240.51. It’s worth knowing that the Just Giving page stays open until 2020 (!) so if you’re looking for a good sewing cause, pile in. I remain staggered and humbled at how people have connected with this cause, using their creativity to help others. Thank you from the bottom of my literacy-loving heart.
The Big Vintage Sew Along
Did I mention that I’m taking part in The Big Vintage Sew Along in support of The Eve Appeal? Because I am! My make is due to go live on 29 July. So if I’m being a good girl, I should start planning and toiling about, um, now. Can you guess what I’m making from the above sneak peak? I’ll be amazed and impressed if your vintage detective skills come up with the answer!
Finally, bloggers new and old remain my biggest inspiration. Particularly the new. No voice beats a fresh voice. Here, in no particular order, are some of my favourite reads and new finds:
Great hair, great makes and a silhouette I would kill for.
I love Charlie’s honesty, style and the fact that she’s an alien in New York! In my imaginary other life, I’d have at least a year of living in The Big Apple. I was lucky enough to meet Charlie on a recent trip to the city. I’m yet to be disappointed by a real-life blogger meet up.
Why aren’t there more teenage or young adult sewing bloggers? At least we have Lady Sewalot, whose sewing journeys encompass going to university, attending musicals and dressing up for conventions. Youth! I vaguely remember it and live vicariously.
At the other end of the scale, and not sewing focussed, this blogger tackles a grown up guide to style. And – THANK GOD – her latest blog post is on the menopause. Can we please have more open conversation about this topic? We all talk adolescence and puberty; why not the other end of the scale? What are we so frightened of?
Okay, climbing down off my soap box. That’s me done. What and who are your inspirations?