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2/30: I made a thing

The ice must breaking up or something, because I made a thing today, after months of making no things.

I got out my heavy old sewing machine, a magnet bristling with pins, my shears, my cookie tin of threads, and an extra task light, and put two pieces of fabric together.

A black fake fur throw lined with hot pink silk, draped over a purple chair

Faux fur these days is gorgeous! It's come a long way since the last time I looked. The lining is an impractical dupioni silk that ravels when you look at it, but it was the only fabric in the entire hangar-sized cavern of Fabric Depot that was exactly the Elsa Schiaparelli shocking pink that I had my heart set on.

And besides, if a retired single lady living alone* can't have an impractical throw, well, what's the point of anything?

*Graydie is amazingly uninterested in getting on the furniture.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comments.


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Jan. 30th, 2015 09:05 am (UTC)
What a beautiful colour that pink is! Your throw is much more exciting than the duvet I keep on my sofa, which considerably reduces my heating bills since it keeps me snug.

I just switched over to Dreamwidth and read all the comments on yesterday's post. Maybe now you've got the sewing machine and all the accompanying equipment out you could make yourself some of the floaty tops which someone recommended? And I love the idea of generating your own power by cycling!
Jan. 31st, 2015 01:46 am (UTC)
After reading this I googled "bicycle powered sewing machine." Why was I even surprised that such a thing exists? Because of course it does.

I'm not sure I'll get back to sewing clothes, but I did just read the most lovely post from Jasika Nicole (famous as Astrid on "Fringe" and--surprise, surprise--a brilliant knitter and seamster) about the process of becoming a knitter. Her description of her journey has inspired me to revisit my own practice and find ways of improving.
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