Hey everyone! It’s Friday, and it’s the first of April. No, I’m not going to play any sort of silly April Fool’s joke on you. That’s not my style! (And I’m a very literal person, so that kind of joke just makes me mad, as I always fall for it.)
Anyways, it’s finally happened. I have nothing brilliantly prepared to share with you today! Sure, I have plans and ideas in the pipeline, but nothing that I’ve managed to scrape together into a proper post. So what to do? Point you towards some other talented people who do have posts.
A quick flip through my overflowing Google Reader and voila, I have things to talk about!
- The talented Sherry outlines the anatomy of a tailored jacket. She’s also leading a Tailoring Sew-Along, definitely worth checking out!
- Sunni shares her tips on Pressing Fabric. Pressing is just as important as sewing!
- Also from Sunni, how to make hand-worked buttonholes.
- Debi won the Eva Dress contest – first prize for ‘Best Use of Pattern in its Original Form’ for her 1933 dress! Congrats Debi – you did a beautiful job!
- Gertie’s going to be on television! I don’t watch a lot of TV but I’d love to catch her appearance on It’s Sew Easy!
- Colette Patterns wraps up a great series of fabric posts with this one on Linen and Rayon. Missed the previous fabric series posts? Click on the following links: silks, cottons, wools.
- Need a pincushion? The Sew Weekly just announced the 30 days of Pincushions Giveaway. Follow the Sew Weekly for more!
- And check out the Sew Weekly’s Common Thread project, too! I’ll be participating in this awesome series, along with some of your other favourite bloggers! Take a look at the previous Common Thread projects and watch for mine in the coming weeks.
- Want to sew jeans? Maybe even jeans for men? Peter from Male Pattern Boldness is leading a Jeans Sew-Along! You just know it will be entertaining as well as informative.
Any great tutorials, tips or events around blog-world that I’ve missed?
I’m thrilled to be halfway finished with the seminar stage of school. Almost done! It’s been pretty intense, my mind is so full I just might burst! That’s a little dramatic. What I’m trying to say is, there’s a lot to take in over four weeks, and I want to soak up every last bit of useful information while I can. After that, I’m on my own!
Since we can’t have a picture-less post, here’s a pretty one.
Last night I went for a walk with my sister around the seawall. It’s a path that looks like this, going all around Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver. You can bike, or rollerblade, or walk. We ate a big dinner and walked and talked – for about two hours!
It’s a reminder that we can’t work all the time. Sometimes, you need to take a break and go for a walk. No matter how much you love what you do!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!