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Homemaking and Sewing – Just Some Changes at Sew Many Plans

Homemaking and Sewing – Just Some Changes at Sew Many Plans

This blog isn’t turning out how I had envisioned.

 

I had planned on creating a whole bunch of free sewing patterns to share with the world. But everyday life has just kept getting in the way.

Also, I apparently forgot I was a beginner. Creating sewing patterns is hard, especially when you are trying to figure out how to sew yourself.

However, I have really enjoyed (sporadically) blogging so far, and I don’t want to give up on this blog just yet.

With that in mind, I have decided to blog about everything.

Since moving to the USA, I  have mostly been a homemaker. I know a lot of people have preconceived notions about that label (see here and here).

But as a homemaker, I have strived to sprinkle magic into (what many consider) everyday mundane life.

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img src: Sanpaty via Canva

For me, homemaking has involved learning to cook and bake, learning how to knit, sew and cross-stitch, working towards living a low-waste lifestyle, reading more, paying attention to the world around me and trying hard to be a more conscious citizen.

It has made me re-examine my own beliefs around homemaking,what it means to be a housewife, and my role in my family and in society.

Ultimately, I want to provide my family with a sense of security that no matter what is going on in their lives, our home will always be a haven for them.

What does this have to do with the blog?

All the advice I have sought about blogging has been essentially said to not blog about everything. Basically, one should stick to a niche and become an authority on that.

I would love to do that with sewing. I really hope to be a skilled dressmaker one day.

But I am struggling to spend all my free-time sewing (and then blog about solely that) because there are so many other things I need to get done too, which I happen to enjoy too.

I love sewing, and I love the sense of achievement when I finally finish a project.

But I also love the kick I get when I make my own washing detergent and it cleans my clothes, or when I finally get a recipe right, or how good it feels when I make our home all cozy, and the comfort that brings to my family.

While I will definitely still be blogging about my sewing journey, and sharing patterns as and when I create them, I will also be sharing all the things that bring me joy.

And quite honestly, being a stay-at-home Mum, a wife and a homemaker is what makes me happiest.

Just like with sewing, being a homemaker is not something I am an expert on, but something I am positively more confident about.

To kickstart the process of becoming a better homemaker, I’m currently working through the ‘Becoming a Vintage Housekeeper’ booklet/course by Alison May of Brocante Home (this is not an ad/affiliate, just sharing what resources I’m using!), purchased via Etsy.

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If you’ve visited this blog before, I hope that you stay around! I promise there will still be sewing content!

And if you are new here, hello! 

In either case, thank you for visiting and reading! I really hope that by sharing snippets of my life I am able to bring some happiness to yours.

Happy sewing and homemaking,

Amrita

xo

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