Still a work in progress, but that’s always better than congress. *rim shot What isn’t funny is how awesome this rug is going to look when I finish. I’ve heard a few skeptical comments about whether it will lie completely flat on the floor; but I think it will sort itself out as it gets wider by circumference.
ARGH! I wish I could write that this top was a success, but the neck is too wide! *storm cloud and walks away.
The creative process is one where sometimes you have to walk away from your work, do something else, and return later with fresh eyes. A friend recently told me this,… Read more The creative process. →
My take on a classic half apron with blue frilly edging. This one was tough, because the seams have a border on the opposite side made from a bright multi-coloured print. It took a lot of patience to get everything lined up. I’m getting better every day and learning new techniques- conversely, sewing helps me stay focused on my life. Each stitch that helps to form a straight line reassures me that the end product will be beautiful if I just keep the needle on the right path. I can… Read more New Machines with Old Dreams →
Cupcake Dream Classic Kitchen Half Apron
I read a story once- in a comic book- about a beautiful woman who lived on a planet that was on the verge of technology that would take its people to an entirely new plateau of existence. They would soon evolve to become advanced beings, and so, the lord of the dream world fell in love with this beautiful woman who lived on this planet. In this story, he took this woman as his lover- and in the beginnings of their courtship, took her to a gathering in another realm.… Read more The Sun Who Loved the Girl →
Another item I baked last night- a mushroom, onion and cheese quiche. I haven’t baked a quiche in over a year (see earlier posts), so I was pleasantly surprised with how well this one turned out. For the crust, I used white flour, salted butter, and kneaded the dough by hand (which I find is the most effective as opposed to using my mixer). I tried a different technique for the filling- instead of chopping the ingredients and beating them together with the egg and milk mixture, I blended them… Read more Quiche Revisitied →