things on the internet that are awesome

February 26th, 2010

Sorry, I was going to post this on Tuesday but the week just got away from me. This week’s things on the internet that are awesome aren’t things, but a few site that I’ve found to be particularly fantastic.

The first is a fairly new site devoted to talking about creativity called Make and Meaning. A lot of craft is done in public way now, thanks to the international stitch and bitch that the internet created, and there are a lot of new issues to talk about.  Some of my favorites so far are the article on crafting and irony and blogging and mediocrity. This site is run by a fantastic group of people (futurgirl, sister diane, dudecraft, to name a few) so I’m sure we are in for many long and lively discussions.

One of the things I miss most about my life before children is reading the New York Times, Sunday especially, but really any day will do. Now I’m lucky to read one article online. But the one I did stumble upon this week led me to this blog about creating zero waste.  Granted the author of the blog is a little on the crazy side (all white house!) but she presents her way of living in a compelling way.  In a letter to whole foods she asks them togive [us] credit for [bringing] home jars and bags…not just grocery bags: some of us have graduated from the grocery bag level.” I think it’s time we all graduated from the grocery bag level.

The last site is a blog run by my friend MaryJo. She is an amazing seamstress, knitter, crocheter, mother, canner, farmer, business woman, and about a thousand other things.  She has spent this last week on her blog talking about the tools of the (sewing) trade. And they are awesome. I bet you don’t know what this is:

but you always needed it. Go see find out what it is here and see other three here: pattern weights, from the doctor’s bag, bias tape makers.

Posted in inspiration.

5 Responses to things on the internet that are awesome

  1. Dacia says:

    love that pic of your boy with the belt!!

  2. Caroline JG says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I particularly like The Zero Wast Home and Five Green Acres

  3. Antoinette says:

    Heehee, I knew what the taped pencils were because I have two similar versions in my sewing room: mine have a few popsicle sticks between the pencils for a 3/8″ and 5/8″ seam allowance! Great idea for the pattern weights. I’m a pin user but I might be swayed.

  4. jojoebi says:

    I love the 2 pencils idea – genius!

    I hope you don’t mind, I have added one of your tutorials to my 100+ fat quarter tutorials post, thank you for sharing :o)

  5. trula says:

    Wow, so many great links. I, too, miss reading the papers (well – In my case it’s ‘Die Zeit’) Will have to check out all of them – some quiet moments today allowed me to look at Make and Meaning. Thank you.