I feel a little uncomfortable doing this, but I’ve realized that 3 Blogs are too many, and stop me from blogging regularly. I would like to continue this blog on the MurMur Blog, as I want to write about pretty much the same things I would write about here, so there’s no point in keeping this blog, it just adds pressure.
But, because I’m really sentimental and this blog means a lot to me, I won’t delete it. I’m trying to lessen the pressure by putting this blog into an enchanted sleep, kinda like sleeping beauty, because I can’t kill things, I just can’t. So it’ll just be in a veeery deep sleep, ok? See, that doesn’t sound so bad! If I absolutely have to, I can still wake it up again!
So: all the projects and posts will still be here if anyone wants to look at them. But I will continue blogging here. In addition to sewing projects and food stuff, I will also post about DIY projects, gardening, outfits, inspiration, the development of my online shop, music and personal stuff when I feel like it. Basically anything I feel the need to share! I would love it if you would make the move with me and continue to follow me on MurMur! I’m really excited about the blog and shop (I have a blog schedule now, yay!) and look forward to growing it :)
And now I would like to officially send this blog into it’s slumber, by playing it my favorite lullaby:
Seeing as most of the things I’m working on at the moment (sewing-related at least), have something to do with the planning of my online shop, I think it makes sense to “announce” it here on my blog. I’ve already written a little about it and posted pictures of my sketchbook here, but I’ve opened a seperate blog for the online shop here.
The name of the shop (or label? can I even call it that?) is “Murmur“. I just really like the word, and that it can be pronounced in many different ways and still not sound like a real word :) Plus, it doesn’t (to me at least) suggest a particular style of clothing, which I like, because I’d like to be able to do different things, as I enjoy many different styles.
Anyway, I thought I’d let anyone who reads this blog know, since I doubt I’ll be able to post here that often, because it’s hard to find time to sew something for myself at the moment. But I want to start blogging regularly on the shop’s blog, posting a mix of DIYs, recipes, style inspiration, general inspiration, decorating, embroidery, progress on the collection, music, films etc. so if you enjoy my blog, I’d really appreciate it if you had a look at the Murmur Blog! It’s very new so things will probably keep changing, but I’m very motivated :) (Today I posted about some speaker covers I made from some mint cotton and lace!)
I feel a little shy about opening the blog to the “public”, since I’ve been working on all of this on my own until now, and have only gotten feedback from a few of my friends, but in a way that’s a good reason to open it – more feedback!
I won’t delete this blog though, don’t worry! Depending on how things develop I’ll probably keep posting about my personal sewing projects on this blog. And I managed to alter a few of those clothes I sorted out in the summer, so I have something to post about on this neglected little blog!
Following Gertie’s tutorial, I’ve been making these felt roses over the past couple of weeks (in between working on the project below, anytime I feel I need to create something tangible). I want to make my own fascinator, like the ones she’s selling, when I have enough.
These are just a couple pages from my sketchbook. I feel a bit weird sharing all these sketches and inspiration pages, since I haven’t actually made any clothes yet, but I need to get back into blogging, and I guess sharing progress is motivating. Helps me keep track of how much I’ve done so far.
I spent a few weeks sorting through all of my inspiration folders on my computer (so many! ugh). I have about 1’900 images (some are duplicates though, say I have an image of a girl wearing a blouse and pants, I’ll put a copy of the image in each folder “blouses” and “pants”, and if there’s a special design feature, another copy in say “knots & bows”).
I’ve been trying to figure out what I want the theme of this small collection to be. Sorting through inspiration images is definitely good though, I feel like it’s a slightly frustrating (I feel like I’m not actually doing anything) but important step, and I don’t want to rush. I think the central, inspiring themes for this collection are: 1950s fashion/silhouette, insects/insect anatomy and art deco. I know at first they may seem relatively unconnected, but that’s what I’m working on figuring out :)
I got and altered some vintage dresses in may, but I don’t have photoshop to edit .RAW files at the moment, so it might be a while before I can share those unfortunately… but I made something else earlier this month (not a garment though) that I want to share later this week!