31 December 2012

229. The End :)

My dear ladies, and the occasional gentleman:

The time has come for me to officially bid this blog adieu.  When I first committed to blogging, I'd also just started sewing, and bringing those two things together was so exciting and fresh.  I loved the new friends and the new adventures!  Over time, I met some of you offline, found myself sewing and socializing more IRL than online, and that pendulum never really took a swing back the other direction.

Although sewing is now simply part of my identity, and I still sew quite a bit, there are so many other big pieces of my life that fall outside of sewing and making clothes that never felt like they had a place on this blog.

So, as we close the year, it feels like the right time for me to definitively close my commitment to clevergirl.org.  I'll probably hang onto the domain name and keep the blog archived here on Blogger, but I don't plan to add new content to it in the future.  It's possible that I will have another blog in the future, but it will be more reflective of my entire life and identity now, not just the sewing.  I'll let you know.

In the meantime, I have so enjoyed getting to know you, and will keep visiting your blogs from time to time.  I hope that you will stay connected in any way that feels right for you:

Twitter (waning profile... not sure I will keep this up forever, either)

It's been a fun ride!  Thank you so much for reading, commenting, and always being willing to lend a sister a helping hand.  I wish you all the best in 2013 and ever after!  Happy New Year!!!



  1. Several people are getting out of blogging this year! But I'll still see you around!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year! I will look for you in the other places :)

  3. I'll miss your posts! I'm sorry to see you go, but I can understand your reasons why.

    Happy New Year! All the best in your offline endeavors ;o)

  4. Happy new year! I wish you all the best!

  5. Happy new year Antoinette! Have missed your presence around here, but definitely understand about selves evolving and blogs not following suit, and thus the need to make a change. Still hoping to connect in person one day :-), but in the meantime wishing you the best!

  6. Will miss your quirky style, but glad to have you as a Facebook friend. All the best for 2013 - may this be the year for a facetoface not a Facebook chat!

  7. You've stuck with it longer than I have with any blog - oh 4 or 5 of them now HAHA! I'm glad to have found you when I did and though I've not picked up my sewing like I had hoped, it's still waiting patiently on the sidelines. See you elsewhere on the WWW.
    <3 Sarah

  8. All the best - have really enjoyed your creativity and all your refashions have been so clever and chic. It's a healthy sign that your real world social life is more busy than your on-line one- much better that way than the other!

    I too feel I may start another blog again one day but one which intergrates more of my whole life rather than just the "sewing" bit - still it's a delicate balance, while just documenting one part of a life's journey can feel fragmentary documenting too much of it can quickly cross privacy boundaries....

  9. I really enjoyed reading your blog and I'm sure I'll keep snooping around the archives once in a while...

    Good luck!

  10. I'm sorry to hear that you're "leaving", but it sounds like you're in a good place, so I understand. I just wanted you to know that I have always enjoyed reading your posts, and wishing you all the best both creatively and personally!

    I guess I'll see you around Pinterest. :)

  11. i don't sew squat, but love reading what you are doing.
    guess now i'll be forced to walk over and find out for myself.

  12. The pinterest link is not working? What's your username?x

    1. phthooey

      Pinterest was down for me earlier, BTW. Not sure if that is related? Working fine now, though. Thanks. :)

  13. Happy new year! sorry you're leaving. I have enjoyed following your blog.

  14. Thank gawd your undies tutorials will live forevah!!!
    Love you!

  15. I've really enjoyed your posts but if you gotta move on then there's no sense it keeping at it just for the sake for keeping at it.

    I'll look out for you elsewhere in cyberspace!

  16. You are very creative. I found your blog looking for mens shirt dresses. I will miss your creative unique style. Thanks for the fun.

  17. A-
    you have mad sewing skills and I want to thank you again for all the help you gave me via private messages on flickr! best wishes for you in this new year!


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