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Classic sewing machine, of sorts

10 Aug
A pincushion made in the form of a classic sewing machine, black, with metal plate, a few miniature wooden spools with real thread, on a wooden base. A button stands for the wheel, and pins stand for the needle moving parts. The angle shows better the color of the thread in the spools

I cannot take good pictures to save my life, but still want to document my crafting endeavors, so, here we are.

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Scattered making

25 Jul

Because the world is still on fire, while the people in charge pretend not to notice how well aimed the flames are (they are not, after all, first in line to burn), I continue to struggle to read. Making things, on the other hand, is happening.

I hope to write a post for each of these things once I finish them, but in the meantime, a few teasers:

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Vertical zipper pouch

13 Jul
A pouch with a box-like bottom half in denim, and a burgundy cotton fabric top bisected by a closed vertical zipper, with a strip of blue fabric running around where the two parts join, and as a binding at the top, where the handle, in the burgundy fabric, comes up.

Little reading, while also avoiding twitter as much as I can (because the world is on fire, and I am struggling to cope), means more making things. And these days, it mostly means sewing. So, here’s another image-heavy post for you.

Fair warning, I had the devil of a time trying to get a good picture of this one, because it’s shape is…Let’s go with “challenging” to photograph–for me.

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Crazy quilting: another zipper and/or drawstring pouch

24 Jun
Finished crazy quilting pouch flat on the desk, zipper open; the inner drawstring extension pulled out and stretch out showing the wooden beads on the side. There are some other wooden beads next to it as well as a sewing needle and thread nippers.

(Self-indulgent, image heavy post ahead)

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