Wow, I haven't been on here in a scarily long time, have I?
It was the blogging part that got squeezed out of my life though, not the sewing - thankfully. Sewing is a great hobby: a solitary one mostly, but sometimes gregarious, with friends and the amazing online sewing/making community. A nourishing mixture of thrift, expense, creativity and time-wasting.
And it's because of thrift and community that I'm writing this today. Last Autumn, I hosted a fabulous evening of mending with the help of the great folk at The Library of Things. I'd read about similar events in the UK and the US, often held in cafes or bars, where people brought things to mend or learned how to mend them. These events were hosted by local community groups and mostly fixed household goods and electronics, but sometimes clothing too. The events spoke to a need to relearn and share old skills, as well as a desire to connect with others and a reaction against rapid consumerism - and I wanted to be p…
My other half watched me making this bag and said, "But you have a bag already. What's this one for?". Apparently this kind of statement only works for bags and shoes and absolutely never applies to records, books or beer.
Happy Easter, readers. This weekend went too fast, right? Just zoomed by, and all my plans for a total craft-in did not really come to pass. Possibly being a bit ambitious, I had planned:
Two bags, one for me and one for Out of the BlueA T-shirt or sweatshirt for Junior with reverse applique detail - more on that laterSome mendingA prototype oilcloth wrap-round bib/cape/cover-up from an existing originalFinishing the Kindle cover commission which has become temporarily derailed by physics (two layers of oilcloth plus one of wool felt equals total rigidity, apparently, who knew...)