One of the casualties of the divorce was my creativity. About this time last year, I couldn't make anything for love nor money. I could knit, because, to me, knitting isn't all that creative (blasphemy, I know!)...not in the grand scheme of things. I could follow a pattern fairly easily, and with my only instruction being "make it fit", well, that doesn't require too much thought from me, usually.
The creativity is back, at long last. Yay!
Sewing, on the other hand, took something of a nosedive. Ironic, considering I was still paying for The Cadillac, but there it is. Sewing projects tend not to take as long as knitting projects, though, so if I get a yen to do so, I could potentially blast through the stash pretty quickly. I'll maintain that the reason I haven't posted anything is because I have busy doing things...and without further ado, the evidence!
First, a top. I bought the fabric (paid more money than I care to admit) in Asheville when Kat and I met up in November. The woman in the shop told me it was fiddly, but I had to have it-a sage green linen mesh. It was floaty, and draped like a dream on the sample. I ignored her statements about how difficult it was. I shouldn't have. If satan could inhabit two dimensions, this is what form he would take. This stuff is utterly hateful. It's worse than velvet. Does pretty have its limits?
Second: a bit of cuteness I whipped up this weekend for a co-worker who's having a baby. There's lots of other babies in my world right now (LOTS) who need niceness like this...and I intend to give them some! This one just got it first: