Thursday, February 17, 2011


One of the coolest things about the Internet is how it can connect us to people around the world.  I was amazed when I discovered there are women following my blog from faraway places like Europe, Australia and even Africa.  Since then, I've chosen to follow several of their blogs and greatly enjoy seeing our cultural similarities and differences.

Periodically, I like to put some focus on the bloggers I follow, especially when they do something distinctive.  Here are two...

Poet is a student, poet (duh!) and seamstress who lives in Germany.  Her blog is interesting but what really blows me away is her sewing ability -- it is beyond description.  She can take an item and magically transform it into something completely different.  For example, a male-friend of hers gave her an old jacket -- and she turned it into a laptop bag!  How cool is that?!

Another blogger I enjoy who is half-a-world away is Angela.  Angela lives in Australia and has been complaining about the heat while the rest of us are freezing with Winter.  (Their seasons are the reverse of ours 'cause they're in the Southern Hemisphere.)  Angela's blog is a real fashion-blog, full of interesting clothes, nicely-presented and frequently updated.  Occasionally, I see a picture that captures my eye and this was one of them, from Angela's penultimate post...

The weekend is coming!  I've had a ROUGH week, so it can't arrive soon enough.


  1. Thank you so much! I feel honored to be mentioned here :)


    PS: I think you'll be happy about this so I'll have to correct something: I actually got this jacket (and the other one) from a m-to-f transsexual friend who was getting rid of all her man-fashion stuff from a previous life...

  2. Wow, poet! That enhances the story an incredible degree and with special significance. Thanks for sharing the fact.

  3. Sorry to hear you've had a rough week. The laptop bag is VERY cool! Hope your days look up soon.

  4. Those looks like great blogs and I will definitely check them out!

    And thanks for pointing me to your shoe post... I adore those Banana ones! They're fabulous.

  5. Amazing post thanks for sharing. I love the laptop case, too cool! : )

  6. i have had a rough week too!!!!
    very cool bloggers i must say
    and thats the best part about blogging, being able to connect with people across the globe!!!

  7. Your friends seem great! That's what I like in blogging too; It's amazing how distance is eliminated and you can learn about people with very different backgrounds! And the laptop case is soooo cool - amazing talent! Sorry about your rough week - it's soon over!

  8. I wish I had the talents of these people. Or I wish I could shrink them down and put them in my handbag to take out whenever I need their amazing skills. That would be cool.
    Thank you for your condolences. It has been a rough few months for me and my family!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  9. Thst laptop bag is epic! I love that people can just look at something and create something else out of it.

    Austrailian bloggers are awesome. I found a few that are just sweet and they are all so nice!

    Ralph I am trying to organize a blogger meet-up in the Spring, not just fashion bloggers, but bloggers in general. I have not gotten far with this because of the house and the move, but once a plan is in action you should make the trek out!

  10. That laptop bag is amazing. I have an old pair of jeans that I have been wanting to turn into a purse but I'm scared because my sewing is so not the best.

  11. That laptop bag is awesome...but what really made me squeal was Poet's birdie robe with the cat ears!!! Eek!! So much creative stuff going on in that blog.

    And Angela's blog has cute outfits and WAY too much kitty cuteness for me to even take!!

    the narcissists' diary / the closet narcissist

  12. Great profiles- I especially love the laptop bag! I will have to check them out tonight on my down time! Thanks so much for your supportive comment- it means a lot! Have a great weekend- almost there! xo Emily

  13. I Love the fact that Poet made a jacket into a laptop case ! Very talented artist !

  14. you have great blogger friends. and from all over that world. i love how this venue lets us reach out to so many people. it's amazing.


  15. Yay! I'm familiar with Angela's blog (and am envious of their heat down under), but I didn't know about the other one! I'm off to go check it out. I'm fascinated by anyone who can sew, because I absolutely cannot, and it's not for a lack of trying, either.

    Hope your weekend will be MUCH better than your week!

  16. This is so nice of you:-) I think it's one of the best things about being a blogger, you can share other, talented people with the world. What better compliment is there? I really enjoy your blog, you write very well and include various topics.

    Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

  17. Peoples' creativity always amazes me! Thanks for turning us on to these really cool women. And thank you also for helping me expand my vocabulary...I didn't know what penultimate meant, so I went straight away to! I love words!!!! ~Serene

  18. Cute post! I love when people do shout outs on their blogs. I will be sure to check out these lovely ladies.

  19. Thank you so much for posting about me :)
    I have had the worst day today and you really lifted my spirits!
    Ang ♥♥