I wouldn’t usually blog about blogging, it’s a bit meta, but I want to talk about what I want this blog to be going forwards. Blogtacular was almost a week ago and I left with so many ideas that it’s taken that long for them to percolate. I feel the need for a new notebook coming on!
This week seems to have passed in a sleepy blur for me, I don’t know if it’s the effect of Blogtacular, the stress of going to London or the warmer weather. Or maybe that’s just life with kids!
So far I’ve had no real plan with this blog. It’s been a hobby really. It’s very flattering that the number of people that are reading here is slowly increasing! I blog to document what I am making, but now I want to do more than that. I want to write about more than the last dress I’ve sewn.
Last week I attended a workshop about finding my niche. It really helped me to think about a direction for my writing; pulling together all of the things I’m passionate about.
The primary focus will always be sewing. Sewing is something I really am excited by and I still want to share that. I will also blog about other creative things I get up to as well.
Did you read my blog post about reading Overdressed? If you didn’t, go check it out here. This book really is my catalyst for change.
Environmental concerns have interested me for a number of years now, pretty much since I had children. I religiously read The Green Parent and we’ve made small changes to our lives to lessen our environmental impact. It’s not something I’ve ever blogged about though, or particularly even spoken to people about.
After reading Overdressed, watching The True Cost and doing all kinds of research in the past few weeks, I realised something. All of this actually does have a place here on this blog. Not only does it tie in with sewing and crafting, but it’s something I’ve become passionate about.
Going forward I want this blog will be interesting resource for environmentally-conscious sewists. We’ll talk about the impact the textile and fashion industries have on the environment and on people. We’ll talk about ethically-produced fabrics you can buy and also about sustainable clothing companies. Educate me and share what you’re doing as well! I don’t have all the answers as far as any of this goes, but I want to make it an interesting journey we can take together.
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