Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things……….

I’m sure many of us have fond memories of “The Sound of Music”. I know I do. This song came to mind when I thought it was time to remind you about some of the favourite blogs & websites we like to visit.  Settle down with a hot steaming cup of your favourite beverage, snuggle under a warm lap quilt and check these out!


Some Canadian Blogs:

If you like garment sewing, you might like to visit some of these blogs.


  • Goodbye Valentino
  • Did  you make that? Karen and her dog Ella come to life on her down-to-earth blog pages….she lives in London, UK and shares her garment sewing (she has made some beautiful things) as well her knitting projects.
  • He cooks, she sews  all the way from Adelaide, Australia
  • The Renegade Seamstress:  Beth hails from the Seattle area & has some great upcycling/repurposing/refashioning ideas. Is amazing what she creates from  “old” items.
  • Sew Busy Lizzy   also from Australia – north of Sydney, I believe. Great garment sewing projects and lovely wind swept beach photography – these posts are always a treat!
  • Handmade by Carolyn, from Perth Australia is also thoroughly enjoyable read. Also has lovely beach backdrop photography for the garments she sews.

Other sewing & quilting blogs we like:



Please note that our list in no way acknowledges that we support or agree with everything published on these sites. Nor do we mean to suggest that these are the only sites worth visiting…….not at all: in fact, if you have found a great site to visit, please let us know in the comment box at the end of this post and we will be pleased to check it out.

Suggestion: keep a notebook (or make notes on your cell phone) of project ideas and things you don’t want to forget. That way, when the elusive commodity of “free” or sewing time happens, you wont have to scratch around for an idea you vaguely remember but have no clue how to now make. Keep the webpage details on hand and have more time to sew!




About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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