Saturday, 22 November 2014

Constant CHANGE: Thirtynine

Today I am pleased to welcome Marisa from Thirtynine as my guest for the series.

Last year I was checking out a new (to me) sewing blog and noticed that Marisa left a lot of comments there. I got a little curious and thought I would have a look at her blog too... Over a year later I still love reading Marisa's blog! Her sewing is beautiful and she has a great sense of humour!

I think a tee shirt Marisa made for her son for Kids Clothes Week is such a fun project! I also love this outfit Marisa made for her daughter.

Would you like to see what Marisa made for this series? Then please visit her at Thirtynie.

Don't forget to visit Renee at Nearest the Pin to see who her guest is!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Constant CHANGE: sisko by mieke

Today I welcome Mieke from sisko by mieke. Mieke is super cool and incredibly talented. I can't remember how I came across Mieke's blog. I remember that I popped over to have a quick look, but could not stop scrolling through her posts, looking at the amazing things she makes. While I don't understand what Mieke writes (unless she writes a little in English) it does not stop me from admiring her creations and appreciating her talent.

A couple of Mieke's recent projects that I absolutely love is this gorgeous outfit she made for her daughter and this top she made for herself. Mieke generously offers a free Janneke dress pattern in sizes 3 - 24 months. The pattern is in Dutch, but instructions are easy to follow.

I am very pleased Mieke agreed to participate in the series. Please visit Mieke's blog to see and read about her project!

Please visit Renee to see what her guest has made.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Constant CHANGE: Dandelion Drift

I am pleased to introduce my guest today - the super talented Teresa from Dandelion Drift. Teresa simply cannot sit still. She is constantly busy with her family and community. She is going to run her first marathon next month!

Teresa loves sewing, and it definitely shows. Things she makes are perfect. A few months ago Teresa and I participated in the Flip This Pattern challenge. Teresa's embroidered knit version of the dress was the winning project, and it is obvious why. Teresa's knit pleated skirt is on my To Sew list for sure.

Here is a sneak peek at Teresa's project for the Constant CHANGE series.

Please visit Teresa at Dandelion Drift to read all about it and be inspired by what this talented lady makes.

Are you curious who is Renee's guest today? Head over to Nearest the Pin to find out!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Change of plans

Hi guys, 

due to unforeseen circumstances my lovely guest for the Constant CHANGE series could not publish her post just yet. We will let you know when it is published. I definitely want to read it!

However you are welcome to visit my co-host Renee to see who her guest is! Here is a sneak peek ;)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Constant CHANGE: Handmade Frenzy

Today I would like to introduce lovely Heidi of Handmade Frenzy. Heidi lives in the US with her husband and two children, a boy and a girl. In a few months time Heidi's family will grow as she is currently expecting a baby!

I have been following Heidi's blog for as long as I have been blogging myself. Heidi picks great patterns and chooses beautiful fabrics. Everything Heidi makes looks gorgeous and very well made. Just check out this cool Spring Showers Jacket she made for her son out of PUL fabric. Heidi's 'flipped' Charlie top is one of my all time favourite.

Here is a little peek at Heidi's project for this series that sent me.

Please visit Heidi's blog to read more. I will race you there ;)

Also, please visit Renee at Nearest the Pin to see who is her guest today!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Constant CHANGE: While she was sleeping

There have been many changes in my life. Some were exciting, some were tough. Over the past few years I moved countries, changed a dozen of addresses and a few jobs, got married, had a child. My husband and I are in a slow process of turning our second house into a family home. I even work in the change industry. How you wonder? I work in family support services. A social worker at your service :) Seriously, I can talk about change and list exciting and anxiety provoking turns in my journey for ages. 

There is one thing I look forward to every year. The change from cold to warm. Transition from winter to spring, and then summer. A lot of people get surprised when I say that I dislike cold. OK, dislike is not the most appropriate term. I hate cold. With a passion. No, having experienced over 20 Russian winters did not make me immune to cold. I can definitely feel it. So when the sun is starting to feel warm and days get longer, I become very excited. Late spring and summer are my favourite seasons. 

While I am half the brain force behind this series, it took me a little while to decide what to make for it. At first I was going to sew something for myself. Then I thought I could make curtains for our bedroom, if making curtains was not so boring. Cushions for our new couch were high on the list, but the couch has not arrived yet. In the end it was a purely practical decision - it was getting warmer, and my daughter needed new clothes. 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Introducing Constant CHANGE

A few months ago my friend Renee from Nearest the Pin and I started chatting about running a series together. We initially thought about something around the change of seasons, however the idea quickly evolved and we started talking about change in general. We talked about changes we have experiences since becoming mums. Our body shapes changed. Our routines and priorities changed. We spent time at home with our babies, returned to work... We talked about celebrating our children's milestones, moving houses and countries, discovering new hobbies... We talked about change. Because there is one constant in life - change.

This is how our new series was born.

Renee and I invited a few wonderful guests to talk about what change means for them, and share something they have made, something that represents change. We were encouraged by positive response from these wonderful ladies! Heidi, Erin, Magda, Shino, Teresa, Abby, Mieke, Annika, Marisa, Ines, Jill and Suz are exceptionally good at what they do. Both Renee and I cannot wait to read their posts.

So please come back on Monday to talk about Constant CHANGE.

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