My first ever blog hop! Thank you to the lovely Meg who nominated me. I’ve read so many of these from people I’d consider to be “proper” sewing bloggers, so as sad as it is, I’m quite honoured!
Why do you write?
I started my blog as an extension of my website, really to just document the sewing I was doing other than children’s clothes. I decided I wanted to create my own wardrobe and thought I may as well write about the ups and downs of what I was up to. I never thought anyone would read it, to be honest, so it’s been a really nice surprise to find that people actually do! I do love writing though, English was always one of my favourite subjects at school and never more so than when we were given free reign to write stories or essays. I think it’s the chatterbox in me.
What are you working on?
Ha! About a million things, or at least it feels like it. I’m currently trying to stock up my Etsy store, and that has to take priority right now, so sewing for myself or my girls has taken a back seat. I do have a few Christmas presents to get done, which I can’t say much about, and for myself I’d like to finally get around to make Tilly‘s Coco and a couple more Delphine and Clemence skirts. I’ve got one Delphine that’s half-finished, but I never find the time to finish it! I also want to make the Ruby dress from Love Sewing magazine, pretty much everything from By Hand London, a few things from Lauren’s book, an Archer shirt …. ok, my list is huuuge!
How does your blog differ from others of its genre?
Now there’s a question. The honest answer is it doesn’t really. I guess the only difference is me and the way I write. I hope readers find my blog interesting enough to keep reading, whether they’re customers of Little Squish or other stitchers. Maybe that’s a difference, I guess I’m writing for two different audiences at once.
How does your writing process work?
I suppose I should say that my blog posts are all drafted and planned and whatever, but the truth is that when I want to write, I just sit down and do it. It’s very rare that I draft a post out; I generally only do that for something like my Handmade Fair post. I planned roughly what kind of things I wanted to write about before I went, so I knew what kind of photos to take. As I don’t plan anything out specifically, this can mean that some weeks I’ll have 4 blog posts and another week there won’t be one. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing!
So there you have it, a little insight into my blog! Thanks again Meg. I nominate the lovely Jenni Taylor (who I interviewed after series 2 of GBSB if you fancy a read).
Out of interest, what do you think makes a “good” blog? Let me know!