15 July 2009

hand stitching (and life in general)

I made another zip-up pouch thing on monday...
But, as I mentioned last time, my sewing machine has gone all weird on me, so I had to hand stitch this one (yawn).
It's made from a vintage silk hankerchief I bought in the market (snot washed out of course, errh!) I really liked the colour and pattern. Inside I used some old piece of linen (also from the market) and a vintage zip as previously shown a few posts back...
I don't want to harp on about it, but even the thread and the needle were vintage too! I'm keeping my (very cheap and modern) sunlasses in it for now.

During my recent sewing bonanza, I have been wondering where my all excessive 20s went, long gone are the days of beer and 99p pizza's from the corner shop and partying to the all hours on a work night and spending all my money on clothes, CDs and tobacco. When I turned 30, seems like all I want to do is make things and watch my plants grow, argh whats happening?
I didn't know growing up would be like this...but it could be worse I suppose!
Anyway, back to the sewing...


  1. just flow with it and see where it takes you. Thanks for sharing. I truly enjoy your posts

  2. I know! I can't help but think about how much stuff I could have got on with in my 20's. I think maybe you go through stages in your life, I don't want this one to end. I really like making things.

  3. wait til you get to your 40's and think it's ok to put your pjs on at 6.30 on a soggy day like this (or is that just me)

  4. I've just spent a happy hour skimming through your blog and felt compelled to comment on this post - i'm 23, and spend every scrap of spare time visiting markets and making things - heck, i've even started crocheting at the pub when friends force me out of the house! There's a nagging thought at the back of my mind that I really should be out clubbing still, yet the lure of evenings with a bottle of wine and some sewing tends to keep me at home!

    If I get to 30 and I have as awesome a dwelling and pace of life as you guys i'll be a very happy bunny indeed!