Thursday, August 27, 2009
My creative space
My creative space today is busy. Too busy! In fact, I'm leaving it all for the day so I can spend the time applying for a job. There are sunnyboys waiting for seams and waiting to be pressed, some beautiful fabric that a friend has given me to make some boxes for sockses for her, and a Clothkits kit that I won in a Lark giveaway. I just need a few hours to make the outfit up for a little friend. Added to the photo is a big yellow screwdriver. My very, very old overlocker has been giving me so much grief lately - jamming, breaking needles, not cutting. The screwdriver gets used on it several times a day. I know it needs a service, but I use it constantly and I have to decide if I can do without it for a week! Maybe I should pick that week to paint my sewing room.
Also, water. I need to drink more water. Being at home all day, I forget. If I have a big glass on my sewing table, I'll hopefully remember to drink it, and also hopefully remember not to knock it over (do I sound like the voice of experience?). And rice crackers to stop me craving sweet stuff, like the tiffin that is in the fridge at the moment.
The beauty of a proper sewing table is the overlocker return. Today it is just taunting me, and not just because of the broken overlocker. I painted these stencils at Brown Owls on Sunday. They are to be produce bags - both calico and muslin. I don't like using plastic bags at the markets, so this is my attempt at stopping that practice. Do you like my purple carrot? I printed this one at home, and I didn't have any yellow in my paint stash to make an orange one. Oops! Carrots can be purple though, so I know I can get away with this one!
Hopefully I'll find time to sew them up before the markets on Saturday.
Does anyone have any spare time they can send me?
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