Yay! Look what’s arrived. The tailor’s ham feels like the first ‘serious’ Sewist Acquisition of my short career. Yes, yes, so I own a sewing machine, tailor’s chalk, enough interfacing to stick my face to the wall and a seam ripper. But a tailor’s ham? I didn’t even know what one was until a few months ago. For some reason, I expected it to be all soft and squishy. Quite the opposite. It’s a brick! Stuffed solid with saw dust. I’m going to keep this by my bed to tackle thieves with. And my boyfriend had better watch out. Any more back chat and I could take him down with this. I suppose at some point I should also try using it when I sew.
And Simplicity 2591 has arrived. Do you know what this spells? Hope. Optimism. Potential. Or… Grinding Disappointment. Swearing. Cries for help. Oh well, for now, let’s walk on the sunny side of the street and stick with optimism. I’ve already spotted a Beyond Fabrics print that I’d like to use with version B:
Brick Road fabric
Wheeeee! How joyful is that? But I must be patient. I can’t try this pattern out first time with their expensive fabrics. I’ve spotted a really sweet cheap cotton at the new-to-me Walthamstow shop. I’ll work with that first and see how things go.
On a totally separate note, I’ve hatched a new theory today. You know how we’re all blogging about sewing? I’m not sure that’s the whole picture. Anyone here keep up with a TV programme called ‘Come Dine With Me’? It’s compulsive viewing – a group of strangers who all hold a dinner party for each other, getting drunk, dropping plates, sometimes cooking well, sometimes badly. But I don’t just watch it for the cooking – oh, no. I watch it for the jaw-dropping, fascinating Must See that is Other People.
I think we’re the same. I love seeing your FOs, don’t get me wrong. I rely heavily on your hints and tips. I enjoy sharing my experiences. But every time I catch up with my blog reading, there’s a million questions fizzing in my head. Here’s a random sample:
- Why, oh why, hasn’t a publisher offered Gertie a book deal yet?
- What does SoZo teach when she’s not sewing?
- How does The Cupcake Goddess organise her photoshoots?
- Does Tilly and the Buttons work in a cinema I know or have been to?
- What moisturiser does Erica use? She has the best complexion I’ve ever seen.
This is just a small selection of what rattles around my brain. On a daily basis. About people I’ve never met.
Strange, huh? Am I alone? Or do the rest of you enjoy these vicarious glimpses into other people’s lives? What’s that, you say? You want a glimpse into my life? Okay, hold on to the seat of your pants. It’s exciting, people… This is what I did today:
Who Says Sewists Don’t Rock?