If you haven't followed me to my new blog - hello! It's been a while.
I've officially stopped Heidi & Seek for good - however! - I have a new project in the works and it'll involve sharing my DIY eco-sewing knowledge online (and in person), perhaps selling some made-by-me clothing samples, as well as some other exciting things I haven't fully hashed out just yet.
But I wanted to introduce what I've been doing over at my new blog just in case you're interested.
UPDATE: The links below don't work anymore, but all the content is at thinkermaker.com.au.
In a nutshell, Remade in Melbourne is about thinking more mindfully about what we buy and how we live.
It's about our personal relationships with buying stuff: owning our stuff instead of letting it own us. It's about buying second-hand, since consuming this way has much less impact on the environment. It's about adoring the things we do own - the DIY and make-do ways to have nice things (ways that don't have nearly as many social and environmental consequences as heading over to K-Mart, or even that great little indie goods shop).
It's about being conscious of all these things with as little guilt and bad-feelings as possible (I know that sounds contradictory, but that's why I write about self work, too - it's not).
I'm seriously loving blogging at the moment. It's easy to do because I'm now writing about the issues I care most about, and the writing itself seems to be a sort of therapy, more than ever before.
Anyway, if you would like to get aquainted, here are the ten most popular posts:
- Pulling apart my relationship with buying stuff
- The politics of fashion
- Kids and consumption
- Review: Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher
- Which colours suit me?
- Ethical clothing pledge
- My personal style
- Skin and body care
- Tutorial: t-shirt pattern from an existing top
- Learning a new skill
- psychology of stuff
- personal style
- things I made
- self work
- ethical clothing pledge
- mindful parenting
- ethical health and beauty
- tutorials (at the moment there are two about how to sew a t-shirt)
- fun brewing (posts about business projects I'm working on)
psychology of stuff
The perils of thrifting. Or, how to consume mindfully.
Pulling apart my relationship with buying stuff
Using containers to reduce your stuff
The perks of being picky
The politics of fashion
My personal style
Which colours suit me?
The liberation of knowing your colours
things I made
Campaign shirt into pyjama pants
Second hand (reconstructing a maternity skirt into pants and a tunic for my daughter)
The art of being nice to yourself
Building a preloved wardrobe
My new favourite (ethical) coat
Get one, donate one
ethical clothing pledge
Ethical clothing pledge
Two months later
Kids and consumption
ethical health and beauty
Skin and body care
T-shirt pattern from an existing top
Make a t-shirt from your pattern
fun brewing (biz projects)
For inexperienced sewists
I would love to meet you over there, so I hope you come and visit! I'm at remade.com.au.