I know. I am very aware of the fact that my last post was written over three months ago and this means I have failed terribly at being an aspiring sewing blogger. I don’t see myself that way though. When I started this blog I named it make.think.go because I wanted to be able to write about other things as well. So, great! I kept my options open. I could write about all the exciting stuff that was happening in my life and it was all good.
However, I forgot about one little thing. I would need time to sew, time to go out into the world and experience amazing things, time to write insightful articles about how social media has changed us all (since my degree in new media and digital culture supposedly makes me an expert on that…). Instead, my days are filled working, walking the dog and trying to keep this house tidy, which is failing miserably, because we got a dog that turns this place into a beach every day.
I need to organize my life somehow, but I went to IKEA and it didn’t help anything. I decided that one evening a week would be spent sewing, but that was before I decided I needed a change and we started moving furniture around and now sleep in the attic, which used to be our work space. Which in turn meant I needed to organize a new work space, which took time, and the wheels of the bus go round and round, round and round.
I did, however, finish organizing that work space and I started work on a dress, which could have been finished if I hadn’t left it at my sister’s yesterday. She lives too far away to pick it up, so I’ll get it next week and hopefully will finish it soon after. I already know it’s not perfect, but I tried a new pattern and I got to borrow my mum’s serger which was heaven! I was really intimidated by the knit fabric I wanted to use for the dress, but the serger made it so easy! (So now I need one, too.)
In other news, my dear husband bought me a digital piano last year because I needed a hobby (this was before I started sewing dresses) and I finally signed up for some lessons! Better late than never I suppose. Now I need to find out soon whether I have any talent, because I was about ready to sell the thing. Learning to play the piano is something I have wanted for a long time, but when life is not going according to plan as it is it’s really hard to start something that might turn into a disappointment. So let’s hope I pick it up soon before I turn into a sobbing mess every time I look at that piano.
I will end this rambling with some pictures of my new sewing space. I share the room with William, so the idea was that he could work and I could sew and we’d be social together, but in reality he’s just not home a lot and when I’m alone I’d rather keep our dog company downstairs. We need an open-plan house!
My half of the room
I did find something at IKEA
Thrift shop Husqvarna
So many buttons!
Matching turquois scissors (: