Confident BeginnerA Jack of no Trades
Blogger Recognition Award
WEE-HEEE-HELLLLLL Lookie who is famous now?!
Ok, but #realtalk, SewRED-y, a blogger whose photo taking game is off the charts, and who can wear a pair of culottes better than I ever could imagine nominated my little baby blog! At first, I was like ‘SOMEONE STOLE MY BLOG NAME AND NOW IS MORE POPULAR THAN I AM’ but no! She linked to me! You like me! You really like me!
I would like to thank the academy of SewRED-y for this award, my family and my friends who need to take me out for dinner because I spend all of my money on fabric, and the good man upstairs, my neighbour Al, for never complaining when I am sewing disgustingly late into the evening.
OK! On to the deets:
Here are the rules of the Blogger Recognition Award:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
After dipping my foot into the blogging word with a few lady pals, and spending weeks on end not talking to anyone and sewing all day and all night, I thought it would be a good idea to start my own blog to show my friends and family (many of whom who live in different cities) what I was doing with my time in Vancouver. I try a lot of things without a. the necessary experience and b. research and ‘skills’, and I thought those attributes coupled with my new found hatred of fast-fashion and the horrors of the garment industry would be good content to add to the billions of website on the internet. I think the best part about having a blog is how many people have told me how my silly banter and crazy projects have got them wanting to start sewing and creating more in their own life. That is literally the best thing that I can hear!
Advice for new bloggers: just friggin’ do it. Although it might pain you that your pictures are not as good as professional bloggers and your skills are not as good as they could be, just do it! Everyone starts from somewhere. There are not a lot of bloggers who are like ‘omgg I started this blog 3 months ago and I am famous!’. It’s more like, well I have been writing content for 15 fucking years and then buzzfeed featured me once and here I am. Also, just a ps, don’t get into blogging for the money (still waiting on that #googleshmoney…)
Secondly, find something you love and go for it. I was gifted a used sewing machine by my mother and just happened to start using it and now here I am: debating on whether or not I want to make my entire life about fashion. Follow your dumb dreams, no matter how dumb they are, as long as you love it!
*disclaimer: if you fail at following your dreams, defs not my fault. I never told you to take my advice, just to read it and praise me.
AND NOW: 15 OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE BETTER AT SEWING THAN I AM.
Rachel of Sew RED-y
Lauren of Lladybird
Emily of Self Assembly Required
Heather of The Pug & Needle
Helen of Helen’s Closet
Katie of Katie Makes a Dress
Juju of JuJuVail
The Hags of The Fashion Hags Podcast
Karen of Did You Make That?
Linda of Nice Dress! Thanks, I made it!
Heather of Closet Case Files
Er’body at Colette HQ
Bianca of Vintage on Tap
Gertie from Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing
EVERY SINGLE SEWING BLOGGER ON THE INTERNET! Everyone should get a good ol’ pat on the back for kicking in the online sewing community! You get a badge! You get a a badge! Everyone! Gets! A! Badge!