Social Media Friends: Grow Your Blog

My friend Andrea at The Train to Crazy has started a fun new series about growing your blog. [but don’t worry, if you don’t have a blog of your own, you’ll still find this series fun too!]

Here’s a little bit from Andrea about what she has going on every week:

tttc-scheduleEach Monday at The Train To Crazy there will be a different social media platform highlighted. This week is Twitter, but look for Pinterest, Facebook, Ravelry, and Instagram in the future! [If you don’t follow me on any of these, click the links to remedy that… for real] Follow the three featured bloggers and five people who link up and then add your own link to your profile. We’ll all gain followers so it’s a win!

If you’re not a blogger, stop by each Monday to find new blogs to follow. And oh hey, I have the honor of being one of Andrea’s first featured bloggers for Social Media Friends today! Yay!


Want a chance to be featured? Head over to The Train To Crazy to find out how! Stop back by each Monday to help grow your influence on social media and discover fun new bloggers to follow!


Sewing Around the Blogosphere…

There are so many fun things going on around the sewing blogosphere right now. Well, aren’t there always?!

Here are the super fun things that are catching my eye right now:

Project Run and Play

This week is Boy Week! [Which is obviously my fave]. I really loved the looks from Delia Creates and Welcome to the Mouse House.


Andrea at The Train to Crazy is the genius behind this. Take sewing-related pictures and post them on Instagram/Twitter with the hashtag #iSew. As if I needed more reasons to take sewing-related pictures… ;) [you can find me on Twitter or Instagram @iftheywouldnap]

Sewing School

Nicole at Simple Homemade is doing 31 Days of Sewing School. I get lots of comments from people saying they are too scared to try something sewing-related. Don’t be!! Sewing is not scary! Nicole is starting with the basics [including hand-sewing], but even if you’ve been sewing for awhile, I know you’ll pick up some good tips.

Kids Clothes Week Challenge

Eeeek!! It starts next week!! If you’ve been around my bloggy for awhile, you know that every year I participate in KCWC [put on by the lovely Meg from Elsie Marley]. Most years I am not nearly as successful as I set out to be, but I always come away from the week with at least a few garments. This year, I’m planning to make pants. Lots of pants. My boys go through pants ridiculously quickly, between the growing and the holes in the knees… yikes. Maybe I’ll throw a few other things in there, depending on how much they actually let me sew.


This week I’ve been busy altering a bridesmaid’s dress for this weekend and taking my fourteen-month-old to get stitches [not a good sign for the future…] I’m excited to get to some good sewing next week for KCWC!

Are you joining in on KCWC? What sewing fun have you been following out in bloggy world?