In my last post here, I talked a little bit about why I wanted to set up a blog and where I saw it going. Today, I want to talk a bit about who inspired me to start blogging. As I said previously, I love looking at the amazing creations that people make. This includes everything from works of fashionary art that took a team of 30 over 6 months to create, to the rustic dining room table that someone said they just “banged together with a few nails”.
For me, popping in on a blog and reading about the happenings of the day is akin to catching up with your neighbour over a cup of tea . Its usually a relationship of likes and comments, but sometimes ends up as gossipy housewives or giggly teens via e-mail. I thought I’d take the chance to introduce you, my newest neighbour, to some of the other lovely people in the neighbourhood.
So in no particular order, I’d like you to meet:
Sanae Ishida – an amazing artist, sewer, writer, mother and wife. Her literary, painting and sewing talent makes Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings such fun. More than anything, I love her candid yet gentle approach to writing that makes you feel like family.
This one is a new and awesome discovery, aptly called Oh Happy Day! Its an eclectic mix of interior design, party ideas and travel. The blog is bright, has eye catching photography and makes you want to go out and have fun.
Okay, so Make my Lemonade is a mix of fashion and sewing DIY… in French. I don’t read or speak French. If I could figure how to turn Google Translate on, that would be bliss. However, I can’t help but pop on in since I love pretty pictures and craft videos really transcend the language barrier.
Does anyone reading this love stationery? Especially the customised no one has sort? Amber from Damask Love is an enabler and an inspirer. I just want to spend all weekend playing around in the craft room.
Mmmm, food glorious food. The pretty pictures and food able to be made by a normal human makes Joy the Baker‘s blog a pleasure to look at, read and then try. Yum-o. I hope you enjoy exploring the neighbourhood.
To that end, I leave you with a picture of Digby with her doggy friends checking out their neighbourhood.