After reading lots of compelling articles telling me how important your subscriber list is, I finally started a newsletter a few months ago (check out While She Naps for great tips on writing a newsletter, she has an e-book about them too!). I used to do weekly Friday Favorites posts with the same format and simply switched that into the newsletter. If you have somehow tried to find an old Friday Favorites post, I’ve redirected you here, because that type of content is now in my newsletters!
I quietly converted all of my direct email subscribers to newsletter subscribers once I had something to send out, and it recently occurred to me that some folks read via Bloglovin or Feedly and might be in the dark on what they’re missing. So this is a brief peek at what I send out each Friday! You can subscribe through this link, it goes out Friday mornings and every once in a while to share a pattern release or coupon.
You can read any past newsletter on my archives page, found here, they all follow the same format. I share a little blurb and photo of each blog post that was published during the week, updates to the social sewing calendar I keep of competitions & sew alongs, and then six links that I think are cool. Sometimes they’re sewing and craft related, sometimes they’re not, but I’d like to think they’re all creatively inspiring.
Here’s an example link pack, from a newsletter I sent back in May:
- “Can a hashtag change the fashion industry?” by Stephanie Hepburn for The Guardian talks about Fashion Revolution Day (which was in April) and if the social media campaign actually has any impact. I’d love to hear your thoughts on ‘hashtag activism’! I posted lots of thoughts on fast fashion in a post about the book Overdressed, which is related.
- I have a tiny projector but I wonder if I could use it for some of these fun ideas – 5 Ways to Entertain your Kids with a Projector on the Tried and True blog.
- These felt succulent planters from The Yarn Kitchen are kitschy but not over the top. I can picture the kitty on my shelf!
- Raygun is a Des Moines t-shirt shop with snarky graphic tees. Their kids selection includes sassy sayings and some fun illustrations – I love this Ball jar firefly catcher.
- I have a armchair/backrest pillow thing that I use often for reading in bed and I was just thinking about trying to make a cover. It sounds way easier to make one from scratch, and I stumbled on a tutorial from Sew Happy Geek! Would be great for gifts too.
- This idea for glue art on canvas from the Artful Parent looks easy and fun!
So, are you convinced? I really love pulling links together, and it’s so fun when people email back or respond to things I’ve shared. Sign up and don’t miss an issue!