These are some of my favourite makers of things. Whilst living with my parents and job hunting is not fun in a lot of ways (hello indeterminate future of uncertainty) one benefit is that I have lots of time to learn new skills and make things! These lovely blogs are the one’s that I turn to when I want to learn something new, gather inspiration, tips, or just look at some beautiful images. And they’re all very different, which I love!
Everything on Chiaki’s blog is beautiful and colourful, and I adore her collection of vintage fabrics. She is a crochet queen, and her fantastic projects have inspired me to learn to crochet! I especially love her scalloped crochet purse – I’d love to make something like that when I’ve had more practice. She also writes beautifully on having a positive attitude, and she has the best taste in films.
Courtney posts some really clever DIY’s, and her photos have a wonderful warm tone to them that I love. This lady is super impressive because she MAKES HER OWN FURNITURE! She even made her own bed! This is something I would love to do in the future, and when I do, I know where I’ll be looking for tips.
Tilly’s blog is all about encouraging people to make their own clothes. She has some super helpful posts on sewing basics, and easy projects for beginners, but most of all everything she makes is so gorgeous and wearable. Lots of her dresses and tops are things that I would buy if I saw them in a shop, and sewing should be about making clothes that you love – her cute skirt pattern is definitely on my “want list.” I also love her series on ladies who run their own creative businesses, it’s so inspiring!
Paper and Stitch is written by Brittni and her team of collaborators. This blog is so full of DIY inspiration and easy projects, especially cute homeware and decoration ideas! One of my favourite series is their weekly roundup of DIY’s – like, how did they know I was wondering which projects I should try on the weekend?
One of my favourite things about blogging is reading blogs by lovely and talented people like these, who take time to share their ideas. Which are your favourite homemade blogs? Let me know in the comments, I would love to have a read!
(Images used with permission of Chiaki Creates, Always Rooney, Tilly and the Buttons and Paper and Stitch)