Archives for category: Sewing

I am headed to Paris this summer for an anniversary trip with my husband. Having very fair skin and sunscreen sensitivity, I need to wear hats. I didn’t think a baseball hat would look stylish enough for Paris, and my big straw hat isn’t easily packable. Now, I have a larger than average head and most hats I find in the stores don’t fit me. Those cute hats I saw at Athleta in the mall? Not for my big head!

The solution I hit on is to make my own hat. I just bought a vintage Vogue pattern, and some fabric. Full-speed ahead & wish me luck.IMG_20130502_131700-1

It was a germ-y, long, snowy, and cold winter here in New England. I am going to usher in spring by being part of Brookline (MA) Open Studios. I will be sharing the space at Abeille where I will be joined by many other excellent local artists. Last year, the weather was very nice, and we were able to set up outside on the sidewalk and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. I am hoping for another great weekend this April 26-28. That’s one of my bags in the top center of the postcard.openhouse2

25wallets
I finally finished the 25 wallets I started a few weeks ago. Then, I had to wait for a week or so for the sun to shine for my listing pictures. Now, I am in the process of adding them all to my Etsy store.

At about step 11 out of 13 of making the wallets, I realized that I had forgotten to add my Full Cup Design sew-in labels. They should have been added around step 3. I faced the choice of ripping out all that stitching, or just going forth, label-less. I decided on the latter since the labels really only matter to me and the marketing gurus. I am a perfectionist, though, and the labels were hard to let go.

As I made this choice, I was reminded of the title of the appendix to one of my favorite books, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. The appendix in my softcover copy is called Mistakes We Knew We Were Making. It somehow makes the mistakes seem OK and not so big of a deal. You can let the mistakes get to you, let them go, embrace them, or change the names to protect the innocent!