Thursday, 4 December 2014

Why Sewing Bloggers Are The Best

Hiya everyone!  I swear I never intend for my posts to be this far apart.  I always have the best of intentions then nothing happens.  I'm not even going to promise to post more.

But any way, on to more exciting chat.  A couple of weeks ago I got to meet up with my fellow Scottish Sewing Bloggers at The Cloth Shop in Edinburgh (which also happens to be our store in Edinburgh, I might have made the suggestion of meeting there, my marketing hat was firmly on!).  As always we had a great wee afternoon thanks to Franca's amazing organising and suggestions of Mimi's Bakehouse for tea and cake.  And oh my goodness, I think that everytime I go through for work I'll have to go and get cake from there.  THAT. GOOD.

Kerry, Helen, Franca, Nessa, Elaine, Amy & Me
All of us in Mimi's, photo from Elaine's blog.
L-R: (I suggest you click through to all these lovely ladies' blogs, you won't be disappointed!)

One thing I was mentioning to the girls whilst there was my new work blogging vs personal blogging dilemma.  We're working on developing the RK blog which means I'm spending a lot of time researching other sewing blogs, platforms and coming up with new and exciting content.  A lot of what I'd like to post in work (tutorial and dress fabric wise) is of similar content to what I'd like to post here and vice versa.  I don't want to recycle posts and bore any one but I also don't want to choose one over the other, so please bear with me while I try and work out some kind of balance!

So what did I buy while I was there?  I got some supplies to make my NYE dress.  We're going on holiday for Christmas/NY this year so I wanted something special.  I'm doing floor length black gown using this crepe and some corded lace.  I've literally just finished the dress and cannot wait to wear it.  It was one of those moments when I tried it on and knew it was exactly what I wanted it to be.
I've got a few other things to show you, so I'm off to schedule posts so it seems like I'm still keeping on top of this blogging thing!  What is everyone else planning for some festive sewing?

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  1. It was great to see you again too Hazel! x

  2. A floor-length gown! How fun! I'm determined to make a Christmas dress this year, buuuuuut I've tried and failed to make one for three years in a row now! I always end up behind on holiday gift-making and I just don't get it done. I'm also trying to make a shirt for my husband for a Christmas present and some silly knit shirts in a holiday print for the pugs. :)

  3. Sounds like a really fun day! Your dress sounds gorgeous too - looking forward to seeing it!

  4. Hi! Just to say I'm very excited to discover some Scottish bloggers! So many seem to be London and Bristol based, and I was almost despairing of finding any based in Scotland. Looking forward to more posts.

  5. Aw this looks like great fun! Please let me know when the next sewing blogger meet up is. As new blog on the block, it be great to get to know folks that love sewing as much as me! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!x


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