Today is my blog's 6 month anniversary! When I started this blog on 18th Jan this year I doubt I expected to still be doing this 6 months later, having written and published over 50 posts. When I started I was aiming for a minimum of one post per week. I've pretty much doubled that, which really pleases me! I'm also really chuffed to now have 66 followers on Bloglovin and a small group of regular commenters that I count as friends. I've said this before, as have most other sewing bloggers, but it really lovely how much this, and you guys, have become part of my life!
I had planned to celebrate this mini anniversary by giving you a tutorial, my first! But that hasn't gone to plan. Some of my photos are just not clear enough, and I've realised I really need to use some type of illustration tool. I have both Illustrator and Photoshop on my laptop, but don't have the first clue how to use either. Illustrator seems to be the most intuitive, however it doesn't appear that I can upload an illustrator file into Blogger, whereas I can with Photoshop. I'm not sure if that is necessarily true, I just haven't figured it out yet, and not being hugely technical I will need to enlist the help of P. Unfortunately neither of us have had the time yet. If anyone has any clues, please feel free to let me know!
This week, though, I have managed quite a bit of sewing - every evening this week, in fact. I have made a quick summer skirt, which I hope to photograph tomorrow to show you. I am really chuffed with it, as it was a true stash buster! I've also been working on some bits and bobs - I've started my 50's style petticoat. I'm not sure that's working so far, so I may need to start again, but that's OK. I have 6 metres of tulle to play with!
In other news, I now have an end date for my job - mid October. It has been indicated that there may be an internal opportunity on the horizon, which would be great. Failing that, I applied for my first external job today. It's all starting to feel quite real. I've done my CV, I've started to think of examples for interview questions, some of my team have secured roles already, and I've started the transition to the new team. I feel OK about it all. I haven't done a great deal of job searching, and what I have done has been quite half-hearted, but knowing there is something out there that looks viable, has given me confidence. Plus, October is still a good few months away and anything can happen in that time!
Finally, I have signed up to Kollabora. I haven't really done much with it yet, as I still need to explore it and get my head round it (and understand why it's different to say Flickr or Burda), but all the cool kids seemed to be doing it and I hate to be left out! :) If you want to follow me on there, I'm on there as Grosgrain Green.
Update - I have just remembered that once again, I have failed to acknowledge that I have been nominated for another Liebster! This time by the very lovely and talented Kathryn from Kathryn's Busy Town. Thank you, Kathryn. I promise I will answer your questions some time soon, and I'm very sorry for not mentioning this before now!
Thanks for the past 6 months and here's to the next!