Taking Stock #2

Well, Taking Stock #1 went down much better than I expected! Thank you all so much for your comments. I’m in two minds whether to change up the image each time. What do you think? For now, I’ve decided to stick with the same one, especially as I don’t have a new one that’s nice.

Anyway, some great content has been cropping up over the interwebs and such over the past month so without further ado…

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  • Martina of LaDulsaTina‘s post Debunking 5 fears and myths about sewing. Having only been sewing for 2 years or so, I can still remember what it was like to be completely unaware of the craft as well as having some misconceptions about it. I’m very keen to dispel these myths and fears, and would love to know more people personally who sew. I’d even let them come round my house and have a go on my machine! I do think The Great British Sewing Bee and the make-do-and-mend attitude have helped with making it ‘cooler’ to the general populous. Thankfully, I wasn’t judgemental about dressmaking as my mom and nan used to sew lots, and I used to do cross-stitch. And because I like to think I’m not judgemental. Anyway, a recommended read!
  • Leigh of Clueless Seamstress is one of my favourite sewing bloggers so when she tweeted that she’d written a post about love and dating, I clicked through instantly. And it was a great read! She talks about her reaction to a podcast about online dating, being single and love. On my own personal blog, I’ve written about my experience with online dating (hopefully in a funny way) and identified with a lot of this!
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  • Colette Patterns released their first sewing podcast episode of Seamwork Radio, which I really thought was great and cannot wait for the next installment!
  • I came across another podcast: Limetown, which has been described as the fictional version of Serial and in mid-September was #1 on the US iTunes podcast chart. It’s only two episodes in at the moment, so the jury is still out for me but I’ve enjoyed it thus far.
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  • Having finally finished 700+ page Steve Toltz’s A Fraction of the Whole (which I thoroughly recommend), I am on to my next book club read: The Chimes by Anna Smaill. Sadly, I’m not particuarly enjoying it, or even understanding it, at the moment. Hopefully it will get better!
  • The most recent issue of Love Sewing magazine (#19) has some great projects, columns and free patterns. I’ve already made up one of the Simple Sew Sophia Top. Anyone else?
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  • Tonight featured some brilliant BBC television in the shape of The Great British Sewing Bee Finale (yay for the winner!) and Doctor Foster, which if anyone hasn’t seen this, please watch!
  • A third video from Leigh of Cluessless Seamstress, a fabric haul from Goldhawk Road in London.
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11 thoughts on “Taking Stock #2

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out and great to hear you’re liking the new issue of Love Sewing! Keep up these posts cos they’re great to read. Me and my friend were just chatting about serial being true and what if there was a fictional one.

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    • Thanks Amy! And so sorry for my late reply! (Manic work and a job interview, and the craziness hasn’t stopped yet!). You’re very welcome. Really enjoyed Serial, I wonder what season 2 will be like.

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  2. Very dangerous posts these! With your last one I ended up clicking through and buying the sew independent pattern bundle!

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