Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Blogs: Whose do you love?

Oh, the wonderful world of sewing blogs! I have to admit, I love reading blogs, admiring the work of other seamstresses, and finding inspiration from their work. I don't comment as often as I should on all the blogs I read, but I am working on getting better at that.

We all know, and most likely read, the "big names" of the sewing blog world. Everyone who reads sewing blogs has came across Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing, Male Pattern Boldness, Amanda's Adventures in Sewing, and Casey's Elegant Musings. Of course, that is just to name a few well known blogs as there are so many others. Not all blogs have hundreds of followers, but that doesn't mean that they aren't filled with wonderful posts and fantastic inspirations.

As I said, I read lots of sewing blogs. ( I would get so much more sewing done if I spent less time reading.) Of course, I do read blogs that are larger and have a substantial amount of followers, but I also read blogs that have fewer followers that I still  love. I don't really believe that the number of followers a blog has is the only reflection on the quality of it's content. Many smaller blogs have very interesting posts and are filled with wonderful pictures and a plethora of sewing inspiration.

With that being said, I have decided that once a week I am going to write a post sharing interesting things that I have found on various sewing blogs throughout the week as well as new blogs that I may have discovered.   ( No, this is not my original idea as I have seen many other bloggers do this.) I also want to make this post a time where others can share their blogs in the comment section, and I will post a link to their blog the following week. If it weren't for other bloggers being so kind as to comment on my blog and add me to their blog roll I would probably be writing posts that only I would be reading.

I want my blog to be a place where others feel they can openly comment and share their thoughts, even if they may differ from my opinions that I have posted. So, readers, hopefully in the coming days I will have my first post sharing my finds and allowing others to share their blogs.

For today, however, I'd love if you'd share the names of the blogs that you all love to read; whether they be sewing focused, quilting, crafting, or cooking, or any other domestic art. (Well, if the domestic art happens to be knitting I will admire the creations but I don't have any idea how to knit.) Also, do you write a blog? Should I be following your blog? Please share them with me, and if they're sewing related I will post a link to your blog in my next post.

Here's to happy sewing and a fun filled, encouraging blog community!


  1. You already are following my blog :) and have left kind comments. My only question is: When do you plan to start your corset? ;)

  2. I love love love makeit-loveit.com. I am also a regular fan/follower of dana-made-it.com, I also keep checking u-createcrafts.com. I write at bloomsnbugs.blogspot.com

  3. I love Pleasant View Schoolhouse. It is my #1 favorite blog; so inspiring, in all areas of the domestic arts!


  4. Oh, I'm definitely looking forward to this new post series, Rebecca. I'm always looking for wonderful new sewing reads! Some of my favorite smaller blogs are BeeBee's Vintage Dress, My Happy Sewing Place, Meg the Grand, The Snug Bug, and - or course - Tales of a Wannabee Seamstress!

  5. Don't forget Debbie Cook for all the tutorials in her historical content.

  6. I currently have a huge lady crush on www.mesewcrazy.com... SUCH amazing inspiration!

    And I have a sewing blog (that you're already following ;), emmyloubeedoo.blogspot.com!

  7. dfr- When do I plan to start my corset? Hmm, not sure if I will make a corset anytime soon, but I might add boning to a dress. Does that count?

    Thank you all for the comments! I will definitely be checking out all of the blogs that you've mentioned.

  8. I like this idea. I find a lot of new blogs whenever that viral blogger award goes around and people have to link to seven other blogs...