I remembered someone pre-uni, pre-work, pre-kids who used to love to MAKE THINGS. Anything.
Oh, hang on, that someone was me… somewhere along the way MAKING THINGS got gobbled up by DOING THINGS.
In a former professional life I was once a craft magazine editor (amongst other things along the way). It used to be my job to make stuff, write about making stuff, write instructions, attend photo shoots, interview clever craftspeople. It was wonderful and I loved how craft and making things is more than just the objects, it’s about people and their stories.
Then I got married, moved, got a new job in a different field, had two delightful daughters, and suddenly I was always too busy, too tired, too everything. Too not ME.
I realised I did not want to make craft things any more. I wanted to make things for ME. Selfish but true. So I am learning to sew clothes better, fit clothes, make muslins, insert zippers, do French seams and more!
Sew Busy Lizzy is my story about me figuring out how to enjoy to MAKE THINGS again. Just for the sheer fun of it!
Life is so busy and sew busy. Spare time is precious so why not spend it doing something that makes you happy.
It’s really that simple, right?
You can email me at sewbusylizzy (at) gmail (dot) com
Hi Sew Busy Lizzy,
Can you contact me at my email address? We’d like to reprint your interview with Maria Denmark on PatternReview (with credit to you and a link to your blog).
I’ve accepted the ‘One Lovely Blogger Award’ and included you in my list of Bloggers to check out. You can read it here:
(no pressure, just wanted to acknowledge how much I enjoy your posts-Boomdee)
Hi Sew Busy Lizzy,
You’ve won my Pattern Pyramid Giveaway! (But I can’t find your email anywhere…) Please email me at MadeByTrisha [at] gmail [dot] com.
I hope that you don’t mind, I’ve nominated you for a The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
I can’t find out where the idea originated but it seems a lovely way of thanking the creators of the blogs that I find the most enjoyable and inspiring.
Thanks! My post about the award(s) is here
Well hello there! I have a star over for you at my blog as part of the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. I have really connected with your blog this year and you certainly deserve it 😀
Hi, Thank you for writing a such a beautiful and inspiring blog. I have nominated you for “The Very Inspiring Blogger” award. You are under no obligation to accept at all and there is no need to tell me your decision. If you wish to accept, my post about it is here: http://sewmuchchoice.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/home-snow-and-an-award/. I really enjoy reading you blog and looking at the beautiful clothes you have made.
You know, you were one of the blogs I had come across when I was just surfing the internet. Reading your posts on the clothes you have made and seeing how gorgeous they were, I dunno. Haha. Made me wonder why shouldn’t I try this? And so I did. And now I see you have followed my very small blog?? What?!
I wanted to stop by and say thank you. For quite a bit.
Thank you for following Lara In Stitches. Thank you for sharing your work, and creativity. Thank you for the inspiration. It means a lot, truly!
I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! http://enchantedbybooks.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/super-sweet-blogger-award/
I was wondering if any of your designed clothes are for sale, I had a look and they are all gorgeous!!!
Hit a nerve. I’m hoping to find ME again, also.
Congratulations! I’ve nominated your blog for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. You can find more information here: http://discoveringmarie.wordpress.com/post/
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