Me: sweating and pregnant, but excited to finally hold a copy of Sew Retro!
I admit, I’ve been blog-resistant for quite a while. I tried to start one a few years back, but I could never get the hang of it, so I abandoned it. It wasn’t doing anything for me, and I rarely spent time reading other people’s blogs.

 But something happened as I started writing more about crafts and sewing, and especially as I started working on Sew Retro. I found myself reading other craft bloggers. First, I’d just pop in here and there. But more recently, I’ve been checking certain blogs every day, eagerly anticipating new entries. I’ve finally decided what the legions of craft bloggers have long known: blogs are pretty cool.

 So I’ve decided to start one, not because I think I have to to “compete” (because I would never, ever, win--given the many gorgeous blogs already out there). Rather, I’m starting this blog because for the first time, I really want to. I actually feel like I have things to say that don’t quite fit in magazine stories or Facebook posts or random emails to friends.

 I hope to write about sewing, of course. But also the world of craft book publishing (from the perspective of a first-time author) and marketing. Maybe a bit about being a mom, too (I have a 2-year-old, Max, and am due with #2 in six weeks), especially the fun and challenges of sewing for kids. We’ll see where it takes me! Feel free to check back in if you're so inclined.

7/29/2010 12:55:44 am

Can't wait to hear what you have to say!

7/29/2010 03:20:00 am

This is splendid!
Odrered a copy from amazon.com right away and now impatiently waiting it to arrive...takes a few days to Finland ;)

7/29/2010 03:26:16 am

Johanna, I'm honored! And wow, Finland. I love that Sew Retro is making its way around the world!


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