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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Thursday, May 10, 2012

This internet is really something isn't it?

Sometimes I can hardly remember my sewing life without the world wide web. I mean this was the only thing missing from the perfect world of sewing wasn't it? 


Let's face it, as good as it was, sometimes sewing was a solitary pleasure, but we have fixed that haven't we?

I probably am spending far more on the social media side of sewing this month than on the actual sewing, but that's fine.

Today it was Craftsy's sewing patterns  that caught my eye.

Now these patterns are very similar to those on Etsy in that they are independently produced, most likely it seems to me by home sewers, a lot of them young, with smart heads.

But I find the Craftsy patterns a little quirkier. 

There are some easy summer projects here I might make myself just when I want to play around and do something different on an afternoon sometime in July or August.

Here are two patterns I noticed. Both free:

I don't know about you but I am a great fan of giant pincushions. Far more practical than ones than boxes that fall on the floor...

Small picture that doesn't blow up well but you get the idea. As a currently traveling sewer this appeals to me - the fact it is built around an old book, giving you a stable sewing service when you might need it, is I think brilliant.
The fun never stops. 


gwensews said...

I am so fortunate to belong to several sewing groups with some extremely talented sewists. The blogging community also serves as a place to "hang out" with other like minded people.

Jane M said...

Like Gwen I have "real" people to share my sewing passion locally and now a world of virtual friends to keep me even more challenged. But I would like the additional time to read and create all the good ideas that they share.

Calypso Flowers said...

(I left this comment on the wrong post. Need remedial i/net training !)The trouble is, that in the Old Days, pre-internet, it was never any trouble to NOT watch TV and sew instead, but now it's just a little bit harder not to get caught up in Blogland.
I still don't have any problem in not watching TV. How do YOU discipline your time on the internet ?