Here is this week's Messenger column , Blogging around Australia.
It’s been a while since we visited some of the inspiring craft blogs in the creative world. I thought we might stick close to home and blog around Australia. Apologies to the Northern Territory, I simply couldn’t find any craft bloggers from that neck of the woods.
http://www.ginevra.org/blog/ this blog is our first from NSW. This is a really easy to navigate blog with categories on craft, amigurumi, knitting and sewing. No tutorials.
http://plainjanecreations.blogspot.com/ NSW be sure to check out the author’s gorgeous knitted then felted slippers.
http://twitchyfingers.blogspot.com/ ACT The author has been blogging since 2006 so there is a lot of content here, unfortunately not all of it is craft. What’s there is inspiring.
http://slowmaking.blogspot.com/ ACT One to make you re-think the joys of instant gratification.
http://need2knit.blogspot.com/ ACT Anybody who has a stash addiction will relate to the author’s recent de-stashing dilemmas.
http://creatingnunde.blogspot.com/ Vic Trying to craft using recycled materials. A girl after my own heart.
http://artylady.blogspot.com/ Vic One of my favourite pics from this bunch. The author says, “My work is quick, not pain-stakingly perfect - there is too much else going on to worry about perfection.
http://1heartkn1tt1ng.blogspot.com/ Tasmania More knitting, Just in case you weren’t aware that knitting is hugely popular.
http://joanm.blogspot.com/ SA. The author has a novel way of displaying here finished creations.
http://stitchingatstonecottage.blogspot.com/ WA My other favourite due to the Reverse Applique.
http://www.artistsblog.com.au/ Qld Gorgeous, gorgeous images of the artist’s illustration ad calligraphy work.
http://anaussiefelter.blogspot.com/ Qld I got itchy fingers when I started seeing the images of these felted creatures.
Enjoy your trip, it’s cheaper than a holiday.