Links, Finds and Other Good Things

First of all, thank you so much for your kind words after my post last week. It might have seemed like I was fishing for those comments but in truth, I really do struggle a lot with what Liesl Made is anymore, considering I don’t make like I used to. I’ve heard a lot of people tell me the reason they keep coming to my blog is because of who I am. I guess I can get caught up in the stats aspect of blogging, which shows tutorials and sewing stuff are my most popular posts. But really, that traffic is just passers-through. The real connection lies with those of you who actually read these rambles. It’s funny how I share my favorite bloggers each week and the reason I like them so much is because of who they are not necessarily the specifics of what they are posting or doing with their lives. Some bloggers I’ve followed for years and their lives and paths have changed but I still enjoy reading about them, sharing with them. But yet I don’t offer myself that same realization. (Maybe it has to do with the fact that I feel more comfortable talking about what I make than myself or my journey?) I suppose a lot of you are right: even though this isn’t a crafting blog in the traditional sense, I am crafting a life, whether I’m knitting, sewing, gardening or whatever. I think both myself, and all of you, are looking for that in our lives, making an authentic life. So in that way, I am still Liesl Made. And I’m glad a handful of you still want to hang around.

I’ll be back with a post sharing what all has been going on around here and how, after writing that last post, I’ve been knitting a lot more. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a list of links and finds and other good things. (Although I haven’t been speaking up in the comments, I have indeed been following my favorite bloggers and sites.)

Now that I’ve thoroughly overwhelmed you with lovely finds, what have you found lately that you’d like to share?