I’ve been sewing and crafting for many, many years. Ever since I was a little girl and could hold a needle, I’ve been making things.
When I created my Wanderstitch blog at the start of 2017, at the grand old age of 32, I wasn’t exactly sure where it would go – would people want to read what I wrote, or look at what I made? I’m pretty sure the only person in my life so far that had read anything I had written was my high school English teacher, and that definitely wasn’t because she *wanted* to read it.
When I first learned to sew, there wasn’t such a thing as Google or YouTube that you could look at to help you on your way. You just kind of figured it out. Or read big scary looking books. Or asked a grandmother or mother who would have learned the skills at school. There wasn’t the amazing forums we have now, or Instagram, or Facebook to look at all the wonderful things other people were making. Unless you could see the garment in person, or in a photo, the only handmade things you ever got to see were your own.
I realise that I’m a little (ok VERY) late to the blogging party, and the Instagram one too for that matter. But I’m here now – I guess it’s better late than never – and boy am I glad I turned up. The responses, feedback and encouragement of the sewing community has been overwhelming, and I do an actual little happy dance when someone reads my blog or likes one of my pictures on social media. I was excited to get my first reader and I’m just as excited for every new one that comes along. It’s a brilliant community to be part of.
So without further ado I’m pleased to say that I’ve written my first guest post, for the Minerva Crafts blog. Woooo! To me this is A Very Big Deal. I know people probably guest post all the time in the blogging world and are nonchalant about the whole thing, but I’m properly excited about it.
To read it, head over the Minerva Crafts blog here and check out even more pictures of the dress and the beautiful springtime flowers of Greenwich Park!
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