I’m starting to detect a pattern here – I seem to settle down enough to write a blog post whenever I have a free weekend…
… which is not too often, to tell you the truth, since I ‘m working about two weekends a month, and every weekday in between. So yeah, this weekend I was FREE, free as a bird, and it was a great weekend.
Saturday I had my very important day-of-doing-nothing (it is essential for my survival and if someone asks me if I want to do something on that particular day, I actually say no and explain it by telling them “I’m sorry but that’s my day-of-doing-nothing, and I can’t do anything on that day.” I’m thinking someone has to start, and if I dare say no to things just because I don’t feel like it, perhaps other people will start to do that to, if they wish it 🙂 ). Sunday I spent catching up with one of my dearest, dearest friends who has been in the US for about three months. I missed her so much, and it was wonderful seeing her again. We took a walk and climbed some cliffs where we perched ourselves for a while and had some tea which we’d brought with us. After a while, when it became too cold, we retreated back to her house and made some lunch, had some more tea and coffe and just talked for hours. It was a great, great, great day.
But, dropping that subject, however pleasant it may be; I actually have some exciting news! I’ve just learnt that the fabric I ordered this Thursday has arrived and is ready for pickup! I’ve ordered fabric for a new sewing projekt I’m starting this winter; I’m making a new medieval dress! A winter dress this time, so the fabric is much thicker and much warmer than the woolen fabric I’m used to 🙂 AND… I’ve also ordered some unbleached linen thread and some beeswax, because I’m going to make everything by hand this time, without using a sewing machine. I’m sooooo excited! Crazy, some might think, and I may very well be taking water over my head with this project, but if it’s something I don’t lack, it’s patience. I just love creating really time-consuming things with my own hands. I mean, for example, I loved making wigs when I went to this Make up Artist and Special Effects school for a year – you had to tie a few hairs at a time to the net that covers the scalp, and at the front and back you kind of had to tie only one hair at a time. But it’s so great to see a project like that grow and take form.
So yeah, I can totally see myself sitting in an armchair with a cup of tea, listening to the LOTR audio books and sewing all pieces together by hand this winter… I’m picking the fabric up tomorrow and will probably start drawing out the different pieces as soon as I’ve thrown it in the washer and let it dry 🙂 Hopefully my thread will have arrived by then too! It was actually a recent friend of mine who made me seriously consider this. I was planning to at least sew some decorative seams when the dress would be finished, because I’m suffering from some seriously intense do-something-with-my-hands-cravings right now, but I wasn’t seriously considering sewing the whole thing by hand untill he suggested it. So, thanks for that Mr H! 😉
I was thinking of documenting the whole project so I can upload the process to the blog. I’m thinking it might be fun, for both me and you, if you would care to keep peeping in here? 🙂
Something I do lack right now however, is fresh photos. The photo bank is kind of empty, so an old picture one from last fall will have to suffice. Even if it’s “old” it has the right feeling to it, I think!