Saturday, 22 December 2012

Interesting reads and useful things

I wanted to put together a short list of things that I have found interesting, inspiring or useful - I hope you like them too!

First up, I recently stumbled across the Good Etiquette for the Modern Blogger series, hosted by Kat of Diary of a Flutter.Kat.  The posts are originally from 2011, and Kat revisited this series earlier in 2012 as well.  I found reading how different bloggers think about things like how to present yourself online, blog content, copyright, privacy and internet safety really interesting and thought provoking.  This link will take you to the section of Kat's blog that lists all the Good Etiquette for the Modern Blogger posts.

Next, this blog is a new discovery for me, but a goodie.  Colleen at The Busy Bean posts fantastic, detailed tutorials, and they are extremely clearly written, nicely photographed, and just make me want to get sewing.  Some particular favourites of mine:
Also, I have been making a few pillows lately, using this tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew! to add a covered zip on the back.  I can definitely recommend it as a quick, easy and attractive zipper finish option.

Finally, a little while ago, I wrote a post about thoughtful quilting, and linked to some blog posts that I kept going back to and reading.  I still keep going back and reading these posts - in case you missed them the first time around, you can find them here.

Do you have any blog posts you would recommend as an interesting read, or any great tutorials you have found in the last little while?

Just because a blog post feels so incomplete without a photo, here is Ralph, checking out Glimma and being a photo-bomber as usual.


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Ralph is a really gorgeous cat! Thanks for providing some thoughtful reading material too.

Chelsie C said...

I just started my blog and wrote a post the other day about how to save money on your fabric: