Friday, March 30, 2012

Hello & welcome to my slice of the blogging world!

This blog has been created from my passion for sewing & all things crafty. A few years ago now, I was gifted a brand new sewing machine from my mum, after asking to borrow her old chunky Janome. Knowing me as she does, she knew I would never stick at it if I had to navigate my way on her machine. I'm so grateful to her for such a generous gift, as it has not only given me a fantastic hobby to keep me sane but it's also opened up a whole new world of fun & friendships.

Created by TSL member Salome G.

A little under one year ago I was thinking of ways to categorise all the fantastic sewing tutorials I was finding online. The favourites function in Internet Explorer just wasn't cutting it for me, as I hated wasting time searching all the links there to find the one tutorial I'd saved months earlier. That is how The Sewing Library (TSL) came about. I started up a little group with the intention of adding my fellow sewing friends & family. 

Now two months shy of its 1st birthday, The Sewing Library has managed to reach over 2,500 members. It is bigger than I had ever imagined & to be honest - I didn't think it would ever be much more than a small circle of like minded friends. But in a way, it still is just that - on a much larger scale. 

Thanks to the help of some almost strangers, whom I now call great friends, we have managed to maintain a supportive & close knit community, even though the group membership is increasing by 70+ members per week. I personally have learnt so much from the members of TSL & am still learning something new every day. The members are really what makes TSL a great place to be.  Everyone is so helpful & generous with their time & advice. You are guaranteed to have any question asked on the wall answered within minutes & often by several members.

2,000 Members Celebration Competition

But this blog won't be just all sewing, all the time. I'll be branching out & posting all kinds of fun & interesting topics to do with the entire TSL sister groups, such as the The Kitchen Library or The Printables Library or maybe even The Photography Library. I'll be popping up my own tutorials for sewing & craft projects, as well as regularly linking you to wonderful tutorials found around the web. We'll be having sponsored giveaways from time to time. The first of which will be posted tomorrow & I'm super excited about it.

So please join the TSL sister groups, found here, or our Facebook Fan Page The Sewing Library Noticeboard & enjoy being a part of a fantastic community of like minded people. 


  1. Congratulations! The blog looks fantastic :)

  2. Hooray! Congratulations and welcome to the Blogging world! Great post and look forward to many many more! Well done Renee xx

  3. awesome job renee! I cant wait to keep reading and i shall follow your blog always ;)

  4. Woo Hoo - well done and congrats Renee :) Look forward to following the blog - it's such a fantastic network of sewing buddies!

  5. Hi. Congratulations on your new blog.i'm a new follower. i'd love you to check out mine and follow if you like.

  6. The blog looks fantastic Renee! Can't wait to hear more about the giveaway :)


  7. gorgeous Renee, it looks fab!