17 December 2010

Friday Finds no.1

How much time do you spend browsing blogs each week? For me it can be up to 10 hours. I know! And when you find something great that you don't want to forget, what do you do with it? If it's a gorgeous sewing project that sparks off ideas in my head, I bookmark it in my 'ideas and inspiration' folder. When I read a post that I know is going to help me later, I bookmark it in my 'sewing tips' folder. But I've realised that this process goes against the spirit of sharing that we're so lucky to have in the sewing blog community (love you guys), hence the reason some bloggers have a "weekly inspiration" series. So I'm going to follow suit and start a regular post linking to some of the things I've bookmarked recently, in the hope that they might prove inspiring or useful to you too.

To kick things off...

- Sherry has written a comprehensive post on adjusting patterns for a sway back

- Natasha made a beautiful variation of Macaron, in a sheer fabric with A-line skirt and button-down back (pic above!)

- Lizajane shows us how to make sweet little fabric origami gift boxes

- How to be a Retronaut posted some striking colour photos of Nazi-occupied Paris, many of which use glamorous ladies for propaganda purposes

- Miss P made some teacup candles, you know, the kind they sell in Liberty for £40.

What interesting and lovely things have you found this week?


  1. Hey, thanks for the mention Tilly! Love Natasha's Macaron too!
    Miss P

  2. Yes, thanks for the shout out! I love this, so fun to go and visit new places.

  3. Tilly, my inspiration is as thick as thieves. I think I'll need elves to sort through it and execute all plans. I love the old color photos, have you looked at the US Library of Congress site? http://www.loc.gov/pictures/
    or, less authentic, but definitely interesting, Shorpy colorized photos: http://www.shorpy.com/colorized-photos

    The Hem M A Blog

  4. Thanks Tilly, they´re fantastic finds.

  5. I have a silly amount of things bookmarked, I need to use your folder system because I usually never look at mine again! I loved this post this week:


    Vintage Hermes adverts from the 30s through to the 70s. Wonderful, each and every one.

  6. Great idea Tilly, thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh I spend SOOOOOOO long on blogs per week, DEFINITELY more than 10! You're all just so inspiring! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to more. xx

  8. Thanks Tilly! My bookmarks are overflowing at the moment - there's just so much out there to read!

  9. Such a great idea! This week I've been inspired by the cut paper project tutorials on "How about orange?" http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/search/label/tutorials


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