I stood, sheltered from the cool breeze in the doorway. The sun warmed the door and the heat started to strip away the grunge in my brain. Sleep hadn’t been my friend again and the alarm felt rude and unnecessary. But a plan is a plan so I rose although I can definitely say there was no shine.Continue reading “Rebalancing on the road”
Although the title refers to a sewing term it definitely is not a blog about creative time. Could actually be the reverse as I feel like creative time is now at a premium.Continue reading “No easing In”
The irony of this is not lost on me at all. First we had the
There was a frenzied few minutes and then a gaping
Since the big R I’ve been rolling without a
Buoyed by the success of my recent challenge I pushed forward. I had a full length sun dress that had needed shortening for a while. It wasn’t hard; it just hadn’t happened. So now it has and it’s hanging up waiting for a nice warm day.
This meant that there was an excess of material to be utilized. Ah yes — upcycled. Into something tiny because there was like 12″ of length but at least it was already hemmed.
Enter in a creative challenge. What to make and how to do it. Following my instincts I pushed forward and cut out a peasant dress. Utilized the pre existing hems and zipped the seams through the serger. The little cap sleeves are adorable but now need arm hole binding but not enough material left for a facing
Ah more upcycling. I have all of my mother in law’s sewing supplies and every once in a while they come in handy. Check out the prices!
It worked remarkably well. Zipped the neck casing shut and then struggled to get the elastic through. It took almost more time to do that than sew the little dress! Now I can only hope it fits the little one it’s intended for. It’s 12 -18 month size and she’s 4 months old so hopefully it will but it might be more like a tunic than a dress.
Rather hard to get a good photo of either one but that’s the best attempt.
Now onward to the jersey challenges. I was chased inside tonight by dust storms and nasty wind so will take advantage of this stolen time away from yard work.
I even have time to spare with the
The words, thoughtfully crafted decades ago, sit forgotten on shelf. It might have been prudent to have
One would think that on a Sunday with no work to get in the way that I could do my writing Continue reading “Time Management”