Good morning flying squirrels! Does all that extra skin make it hard to fly? Our basset hound has a lot of extra skin too, could you give her some flying lessons?
I had a hard time getting photos taken for snugbug365 this week – last night I took three days worth of daily outfit pictures! I managed, but barely…
Row 1: Saturday day | Saturday nite | Sunday
Row 2: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday
Row 3: Thursday | Thursday action shot | Friday
All the gory details can be found on snugbug365!
And now, tidbits I found interesting on the googles this week!!
Lace-trimmed Bias Binding!
[image curves, patterns and pins]
Reana Louise from Curves, Patterns and Pins showed off her lovely lace-trimmed bias binding. I liked her method of attaching the lace, a technique that she based on Tasia’s bias tape tutorial from the Pendrell sewalong!
[image By Gum, By Golly]
Tasha of By Gum, By Golly has been leading the Briar Rose Knitalong. I haven’t been following super closely, but this picture-heavy wet-blocking tutorial caught my eye. I haven’t been knitting a lot lately, but when I DO knit, I use a blocking method that I’m sure would make most knitters cringe (there’s a wet washcloth and an iron involved.) Wet blocking seems difficult, messy and, well, messy to me. After reading the tutorial I’m not so scared! (oh! and BTW, if you missed it, Andrea from the New Vintage Wardrobe posted her completed Briar Rose sweater yesterday! It’s adorable!)
A no-brainer tip that never, EVER occurred to me…
[image Gorgeous Things]
Let’s just get it out of the way… Ann over at Gorgeous Things shared this brilliant tip: make your skirt before your bodice so the bias has a chance to hang out while you complete the dress. Seriously people, I bet most of you love that 50’s style dress with the full skirt that needs to hang before it gets hemmed, so this should be super applicable. It has never occurred to me to get the skirt out of the way first! Or, is everyone doing this and I’m just slow on the uptake??
the question – to jump or not to jump
Finally… what are all ya’ll all flying squirrel’s thoughts on inserting the ‘read more’ break in blog posts. Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? I realized this week that I insert them because I hate scrolling through my blog looking for a post from last week. But most of you probably aren’t doing that on my blog! I generally read most blogs via Google Reader, so the jump isn’t even an issue, but for those who read blogs by going to the website, do you prefer the quick view and you click for the rest, or is it annoying to have to do the extra click to read the full post?? Let me know!
And with that squirrleypoos, I’m outta here. We are low on the plans for the holiday weekend. Some gardening, measuring the basement to make a working floor plan for a potential renovation, a little bit of work at the shop, a bike ride with Mr. Bug, party at the neighbor’s and lots of sewing are in store for me! See you next week!
Ooh, I do love flying squirrels. And making the skirt first had never occurred to me, either.
I read blogs through google reader, too, these days, but if I am perusing a site I prefer no jump.
That being said, I think a good compromise (if slightly more labour intensive) is having no jump on the current post but putting jumps in on your older posts. I think MPB does this (at least sometimes)…
I think the "read more" makes a blog look neat. Also although I read in google reader, when I click through to comment, the truncation makes it all easier.
Genius. Making the skirt first is totally genius, and it's never once occurred to me.
hate them. but I don't use google reader, I click through my blogroll links on my blog.
You know I just knit my first item (a sweater) and I wet blocked. It was totally easy – though it seemed really onerous. Not messy at all. Just took a lot of pins and a lot of bed space! I have to say, I hate a Read More feature. I love scrolling down. It's more organic, as far as I'm concerned. I like the diary feel.
Absolutely hate "read mores" because I all too often miss noticing them and never see the rest of the post.
Absolutely adore that denim jacket with stripey top look…..love it so much i think i might have to try it myself 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!!
I don't particularly like having to click through to read more, I'd rather be able to read the entire post all at once, but agree with Tanis isis that they make the blog look 'neater', so the idea of putting them on older posts is a good one.
Hate them. But then, I almost always use bloglovin' to read my blogs, so it doesn't matter…
Hey, that's me! Thank you for linking to me, you're so very sweet 🙂
As for the skirt hanging thing? GEE.NEE.OUS. Never thought of it!
And I'm not a big fan of the 'Read More' jump thing-a-magigs. I used to use them on my own blog for neatness, but am phasing them out. However, like others I use blogger so the only time it's only an issue when I find a new awesome blog and I sit down for a mass blog-crastination session and don't want to be distracted by pressing 'read-more' and then pressing 'back'. Yep, I'm lazy!
I prefer the most recent post to be shown in its entirety, but don't mind older posts having the "read more" format.
I prefer the full post, no "read more".
Definitely definitely no "read more" link for the RSS feed, I hate having to click through to the site to get to the rest of the content, especially when the excerpt isn't long enough for me to decide whether I actually care about the rest of the post.
Don't have much of an opinion on how you set up the blog when you're actually on it and not just using an RSS feed.
An all ’round great piece…