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Behold, a Victorian corset, entirely handsewn!

24 Aug
Front view of a corset in burgundy fabric with white muslin lining peeking out from the bottom, laced to a dress form. The shape is tapering from a sweetheart line over the bust to a tight waist, then wide flaring hips, with the front coming to a point low on the belly.

Okay, it’s tiny, but it totally counts (the busk is just under 3in/7cm long, and yes, that’s a pencil sharpener peeking out from behind the point of the busk, I used it to raise the dress form a bit).

Here’s how it happened, in another image-heavy post.

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Miniature books (handsewn, of course)

19 Aug
Close up of a miniature book, about 1in(just over 2cm) tall, open to show the blank pages with gold edges, and the magnetic closure. The cover is a black material that's  about 1mm (1/25th in) thick and flexible. It has jump rings on the top of the spine, to wear as a charm. There's another finished miniature book in the background, closed, and also some signatures for another book.

I have been hit with manic crafting energy for a couple of weeks, jumping from one thing to another. Last week I made over a dozen miniature books in a couple of days, until I got all the kinks worked out of the process.

(This is an image-heavy post, so feel free to skip it.)

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Sashiko panel on a square pouch

3 Aug
Overhead shot of the pouch on its side, the zipper is pulled open so the gaps on the sides, where the zipper is not attached, are more evident
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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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