6 Reasons Why Sewing Benefits Your Mental Health

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This week was world mental health day. What have sewing and mental health to do with each other, you might ask?

I asked myself the same question quite a few times. Why? Some of you might know that when I’m not sitting behind the sewing machine, I work full-time as a psychologist. So naturally I’ve thought about how these two very different passions of mine might go together. Not just in theory, but also in practice. I’ve lead some sewing groups for patients in a psychiatric hospital and witnessed the wonderful effects it has on some people.

WOOL AND THE GANG Giveaway Winner!

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And the winner is…

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Congratulations, Anna-Marie! You won the WOOL AND THE GANG giveaway! The lovely folks over at WOOL AND THE GANG will get in touch with you to sent you two balls of Billie Jean Yarn in your colour of choice, so please check your inbox.

Thanks everyone for your great feedback and lovely comments! There’ll be more chances to try your luck in the future – I promise.

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Charlie


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Ultimate Pencil Skirt: Faux Wrap Hack

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Faux Wrap Skirt Hack by thisblogisnotforyou.com
Faux Wrap Skirt Hack by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Faux Wrap Skirt Hack by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Faux Wrap Skirt Hack by thisblogisnotforyou.com
Faux Wrap Skirt Hack by thisblogisnotforyou.com

ANOTHER WEDDING OUTFIT

Finally I’m sharing this skirt with you! This is easily one of my favourite projects this year. Although I have to admit, that I actually finished this in 2015! I did not get around to wear or blog about it during the last winter.

Luckily, though, because when we got married in May, I needed an outfit for the registry office. I wouldn’t have wanted to wear something I wear all the time, but there wasn’t enough time to sew a whole new outfit amidst all the wedding dress making. I remembered I had this gorgeous pencil skirt number in my closet, patiently waiting for its first outing.

New Blog Design!

new layoutIf you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably noticed that there are some significant changes to the blog’s design! This Blog Is Not For You got a whole new look last night!

The Mr and I have been working on the new layout for the past couple of weeks and I’m super happy to launch it just after my fourth blog anniversary two weeks ago! Reaching this milestone, this blog deserved a little makeover. I really, really hope you love it as much as I do.

Honeymoon Maxi Dress

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Chiffon Maxi Dress by Thisblogisnotforyou.com
Chiffon Maxi Dress by Thisblogisnotforyou.com

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  GOODBYE SUMMER

Before this blog fills up with autumn makes and lush wool fabrics, I need to share this last summer make with you! I made this dress for our honeymoon in Sardegna, Italy.

Although this dress is far from perfect and not exactly how I envisioned it, I’m really pleased with it and loved wearing it on holiday. Since we’ve been back from our trip, it has been hanging in the closet, though, waiting for summer to return next year.