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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Blog Anniversary

I've been sewing and blogging for one whole year now! Has it really been a year since my best friend showed me how to thread my sewing machine and navigate an apron pattern? A whole year since my grandma walked me through my first dress pattern?

I started blogging when my neighbor showed me the adorable book she had ordered that had just arrived in the mail. She mentioned that she kept a family blog, one where out of state relatives could keep up on their family happenings, and that she could then order as an annual scrap book! What a fantastic idea!

Of course, once I started blogging about my little family, I stumbled on a whole new world full of talented individuals eager to showcase their projects and teach us newbies their ways. I could not resist and so I joined the ranks of a craft blogger and I have loved every second of this journey. In the one year that I have been learning how to sew, and blogging the journey, I have attracted over 60 followers and Sewing Our Life Together has been viewed some 17,000 times! I've made blogland friends, received the sweetest comments, and have been featured on a variety of great blogs that I totally idolize. Thank you all for being so awesome!  

Lets take a trip down memory lane:
1930s inspired dress, my first project without a pattern!
Bright Felt Flower Pillow
Little Girls Christmas Tutu Skirt
Ruffle Pea Coat Upcycle
Quilt made from my daughters first year outfits
Pleated Wrap Skirt
60s Inspired Tangerine Summer Dress

If you haven't done so yet, don't forget to enter the giveaway for the on- the- go sewing kit and lined zipper pouch pictured above! * Giveaway now closed.

Also, for a complete list of projects and tutorials, don't forget to visit my Sewing Projects and Tutorials tab at the top of my blog!


  1. I thought you'd been sewing for years, Jessica!!! Congrats on all you've achieved in one year!!!

  2. Lovely sewing projects! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Southern Lovely. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. Your ruffled pea coat is so cute! I should have done that instead of giving away my old wool coat. Happy 1 year! :)

  4. I love my pillow¡!¡!¡! Really enjoyed your first year of blogging and am looking forward to many more...great way to keep track of my loved ones!¡!

  5. wow! You have inspired so many, and had such fun in the process. I just stumbled upon you from the Under 300 link party and I am thrilled to be a new follower. I am not "new" to sewing but I am new to teaching and sharing what I can do with others. It can be scary, but so rewarding. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi! Congrats on your first blogiversary! I found your blog through the under 300 link party and I'm excited to follow along with you in the projects to come. :)


  7. Happy Blogiversary!~

    Popping in from Pinky's link party.


  8. Hi! visiting from One Artsy Mama party - very nice projects and congrats on your blog- a- versary ! Beautiful baby quilt!

  9. Featuring YOU today! You were the most viewed link at last week's {wow me} wednesday party. Congrats on your one year blogaversary. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com


  10. I am your newest follower - what a cute blog! The first project I am going to make from your blog is that giant felt flower! Awesome! Feel free to visit me and follow if you want at http://LoveItSewMuch.blogspot.com. Happy one year!