Thursday, August 13, 2009
Breaking out the Sewing Machine!
It has been ages since I've done any real sewing, but here I go! I am making a duvet and some pillow covers for this little couch that is in my studio. The fabric that is on it right now shows dirt too easily and I wanted something more exciting anyway. So off to Wal-Mart I went! I found some cool looking pillowcases and I brought them home, ripped out the seams, and refashioned them into pillow covers. I added buttons and loops so the cases can be washed (it is a CLAY studio, after all), and now all I have left is the large duvet for the main cushion on the sofa. I've had a blast sewing, which is surprising as I didn't remember enjoying it this much. So when my eyes started crossing from fatigue, I took a shower break and came back to the studio to work on clay. I am currently making a bird bath sculpture thingy to go at the end of our driveway that has our house numbers on it. I'm just getting started though and it already weighs 50 lbs! Uh oh! I'm going to have bribe some friends with a couple of beers and get them to help load it into the kiln, I guess. But anyway, the creative juices are flowing, and if I didn't have a little one to take care of, I'd probably stay up all night working!