Three weeks ago, I got an email from the lovely SUE of A Colorful Canvas. She asked me if I'd like to join "the blog hopping" and of course I said yes! I had such a great feeling and excited to know that other blogger decided to pass the wave of the blog hopping to me.
Before I answer four questions, I'd love to thank Sue for nominating my blog. Sue is a Canadian lady who loves styling and sewing her own clothes. She loves color and she plays a lot with it for her personal style. I met her during MMM'13 and I was impressed with her cheery style and happy smile. Well, if you guys still don't know her, please feel free to say hi to her at A Colourful Canvas
|Image of Sue from A Colorful Canvas|
Now, the questions...
WHY DO I WRITE?
The answer is simple, I want to connect to the sewing community and to share my projects.
Also, writing a sewing blog is the way for me to document my sewing progress complete with up and down experience.
Some years back when I joined Burdastyle, I felt something was missing. I was not that happy to just join Burdastyle without my personal blog. So, I decided to write a sewing blog.
I remember that my first post was so short, only a little description of my project and some pictures :) Well, I always laugh when I remember that. I also remember that time my English was so limited, so it was impossible for me to write more... :)
And now, writing is my hobby beside sewing. I am more confident doing it even if it takes longer time to publish my post.
WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
In this moment, I am working on Simplicity New Look 6225 Misses Top View B. I want to sew some more basic tops for me to wear everyday. This will be the first Simplicity pattern that I make. I like the pattern even I have to make some adjustment. We will see later how the top turns out...
Here is my sewing in progress, I messed up the top a little bit - I cut it too short, so now I have to add a band from same fabric for the hem ;)
And after my top done, I'd like to make two jackets. The fabrics are already chosen and here are the two Burdastyle patterns that I am going to use,
|Plaid Jacket 09/2014 #127|
|Tweed Blazer 09/2014 #120|
HOW DOES MY SEWING BLOG DIFFER FROM OTHER SEWING BLOGS?
I think there's nothing different, everything I write here is about sewing, my personal style and very little crafts/diy. But in the near future, I'd like to do more crafts/diy and refashion in between my sewing activity. I have a lot of fabric scraps, home decor fabrics and some garments waiting for me to do something with them.
I also have some knitting yarns and I always wanted to learn how to knit. So, as winter is coming, I'd love to start knitting.
I hope I will have time and energy to make my plans come true :)
HOW DOES MY WRITING PROCESS WORK?
The answer is really honest and I hope you don't laugh :)
I usually don't plan about my writing process. Although I always tell myself that I should make notes of my next blog post, in the end I never do it. My brain only works when I have pictures.
Usually, I like to work with the picture first, including cropping and add some light on the picture if I took it in dark place. After that I will upload the picture, then I will get some idea and will start typing. If something goes wrong during the writing, I just get up from my computer and do something else. Then I will come back writing and editing. Well, normally my writing process will take two or three days to complete, so enough time for me to edit and correct if anything not right :)
The last answer for Sue question... She asked me if I translated my blog posts from my native language ( Bahasa Indonesia) or I write directly in English? The answer is I write it directly in English but sometime I use Google translate for some words that I don't know correctly :)
And here are my nominations...
ROSY of Sewingadicta - This lady is from Spain. She is a very talented sewist and everything she makes is so perfect. I always admired her vintage and modern style. She is a lady behind Share In Style Challenge, which I like to see in every episode and I wish I could have energy to join them :)
SARAH LIZ of Sarahlizsewstyle - This lady is living in Australia. She is a lady behind MAGAM Challenge, she is a very patient and talented sewist. I admire her ability to make several pants muslin to get the right one. She is a very kind lady and I am lucky to have her as my sewing fellow.
ANNIE of The Enantiomer Project - This lady is unique and special because she is a science professor by day and a mad sewing scientist by night. I met her during MAGAM challenge and I like her. Although she only started sewing last year, her sewing adventures are always interesting to read.
That's enough for my today post, thank you for reading and being here as my sewing fellow.
Have a great day everyone!