This week I have been seriously nerding out.
There are many aspects of my personality that are hopelessly nerdy. My obsession with public radio. My love for Battlestar Galactica. My constant reading about brain science.
But there is perhaps nothing so nerdy about me as my love for data. I can fool around with numbers and spreadsheets forever. I love playing with data, I love visualizing data, and (most of all) I love pulling real honest-to-goodness insights out of data.
Doing all this stuff used to be my job, and it’s one of the few things I sort of miss about Google. That, and the free food.
But this week, I spent lots of time knee-deep in data after getting over 7000 responses to the survey I posted. Thank you all! You gave me a lot to chew on. Hearing from all of you has given me so much more confidence to make decisions and move forward right now.
PS: Don’t you love Marilyn in glasses?
Of course, I also worked on my awesome new dress. I’m hoping to wear it this weekend. Kenn’s mom is visiting us and we’re planning to go to this amazing vegan restaurant and take a nice hike down by the river. Hope you all have a great weekend!
Here are some wonderful links Casey pulled together for us:
- Tips for various ways to apply rick rack (in a handy .pdf) from the Sewing and Craft Alliance.
- Got a favorite tee shirt you would love in other colors? Make a copy of it!
- A very thorough guide for selecting sewing machine needles.
- I love this idea for a budget friendly (under $60!) craft table with storage.
- Another tee shirt idea–take an old, long sleeved shirt and make it into a cute bow-sleeved version!
- I love these cute, vintage inspired apron tutorials.
- A lovely tutorial for making a custom sewing machine cozy (helps keep your machine dust-free!).
- I love this idea for taking curbside trash, some paint and making a pretty and functional place to store fabric.
- So many possibilities for using these pretty, pocketed coat hanger covers. (Note: it’s a video.)
- Have too many buttons and need some storage to organize things? This is a cute and inexpensive solution!
- A clever idea for converting a vintage suitcase into a clever sewing tool and notions storage container.
- Hang some of your favorite patterns that sport eye-catching illustrations as artwork.
- If you like sewing up aprons (which are great for using small lengths of fabric), check out these free vintage patterns.
Research and link gathering by Casey. Thanks Casey!