Saturday, June 8, 2013

Blog Society + Giveaway!

Yesterday I attended the launch of Blog Society  and their workshop ‘Learning the art of digital story telling”. It was hosted by Jaclyn Carlson from Little Paper Trees and also included Jen Bishop from InteriorsAddict  and Vivian Mansour from Ish and Chi 

We then broke off into groups to learn a few new skills on styling and photography. I don’t often get to do nicely styled vignettes on this blog, but it was still useful and there are ways I know I can adapt them into sewing life. My group was hosted by Jessica Bellef – Stylist for Temple and Webster  Photographers Milton Gan and Emma Scamell

We learnt about using scale, texture, colour, harmony and shape. Here are some of my attempts…

It was a really useful day and I meant lots of amazing people from all different genres. I was so great to meet my fellow Sydney bloggers;

Noah and Willow (Events planning)
Mscritique (Beauty, Style, Food, Travel)
Lipstick and Cake (food, beauty, lifestyle)
Annette Wilson (Photography)
Antipodean Diaries (Beauty, Style, Food, Home)
The Urchin Collective (Life, style & Curiosities)
The Style Project (Interior Design)
Potty Mouth Mama (life, beauty, fashion and everything else)
Eat Read Love (gorgeous styling, food and photography)
Amanda Fuller of Kaleidoscope (Interior & Graphic design)
Amanda May  (Fashion and Styling)
Dom Morris of Crafted  (crafty tutorials and more)

There was so many wonderful people there I didn’t get to meet everyone (If you were there, let me know and ill add you to my shout out list above!)

After such a great day of networking and learning, I popped down to the book store and picked up some new sewing books – including this nifty zine Fix your Clothes by Raileigh Briggs 

It’s a cute little book which has some very handy hits for repairing your clothes like sewing on buttons, mending seams, darning holes, and caring for certain fabrics.
Pretty basic stuff – but I have met people who didn't know how to sew a button and this zine would have been great to pass on!

As a sewer (and now blogger) I can never stop learning. There are so many techniques out there that I’d love to know and become an expert at. Reading other blogs, going to workshops and meeting other people all help with us learning more and more about our craft or life in general.

To win this book all you have to do is tell me something you would really like to learn. It doesn't have to be sewing related (but that would be good so I can set up some tutorials!)
I will pick a winner and have it sent out to you wherever you are in the world!

If you’re a pretty good sewer and you’re not keen for the zine (rhymes!) let me know in you comment

Cat xo 


  1. melanie ( 8, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Sounds like a great event!!
    The book seems like such a cute book, thanks for doing the giveaway. And have a great Sunday.

  2. No worries! Were you interested in entering?

  3. That looks like a really cute zine I found your blog via your Burda Style page :D
    I would love to learn more about interfacing. It would be great to see a tutorial!

    1. Ooh I could definitely do something with that. Ill start my research soon!
      Thanks for entering!

  4. I was also at BlogSociety - I didnt get a chance to talk to everyone but I did admire your style from afar... that book looks so cute! Id really love to learn photoshop - I feel like im the only blogger who has no idea about it! ha!

    1. Oh no i dont think we did get to meet! There was lots of people around and was such a great event I hope you had fun! Maybe next time we can meet?
      Normally you have to pay lots of money to take lessons or go to Photoshop specific blog to learn PS bits and pieces. I did take PS lesson - perhaps I can pass on some editing tips!
      Take care!

  5. I need to learn how to use my camera better!


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