Sunday, 17 January 2010


There are quite a few things I'd love to craft. A few of them are:

* A wooden necklace. (I think the one on the left is from Dries van Noten and the one on the right is from LuaLua.) As a teenager I would make a few odd necklaces... One from a little book on economics, one from the counter of a digital clock, one from little branch pieces tied together with copper wire, one from a smaller straw puppet, and so on... most of these were just repurposed stuff that I would wear as pendant on a leather string.
* Sewn little friends. (I guess I got these images from
* A nice tote bag for shopping. I've made a few of these as Christmas presents for some family members. Only, I really ran out of time so I just couldn't make one for myself. I made them from heavy IKEA fabrics lined with yellow-white gingham.* Some kind of an apron. Though I might end up buying an apron from IKEA, as that's where I have most of my kitchen towels too.I'm not very crafty nowadays, so there's a possibility I'll never make any of the above.
I remember never finishing any of my knitting projects as a kid. So in the end I had one sock, one glove, and at least 3 or 4 half-knitted vests and sweaters. Oh I did finish a really long scarf that I couln't wear beause the yarn I made it from was too harsh on my skin.
My sewing projects turned out to be much more of a success. Even tho I've always had a few half-sewn or cut but never-sewn items in drawers or closets, the were a lot more I actually managed to finish. I started sewing at the age of ten or so. And ever since my sewing skills grew (I hope). I've made numerous clothes for myself and some for others. I like sewing. So much that about 8 years ago I made a living from custom sewing bridal and evening gowns. It was rewarding, but after a few years I got tired. And it's just now that I'm again getting into the mood of wanting to sew. So, we'll see, whether it's back or not.

(I am so, so sorry that I'm not able to give due credit to the copyright owners of the pictures displayed. I have a huge folder of "Stuff I like" and with a few exemptions I make the sloppy job of simply downloading the photos I like instead of renaming them with the correct source so later I would know. I guess most of the above photos are from but I can't be sure.)

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