Photographing this today was ALL the fun, but you should visit my Instagram account to see the full details. I had quite the little helper…
This may be turning into Monochrome Month at Didyoumakethat Towers. Also, the month of fun. I loved working with this ponte from Fabric Godmother. Can’t recommend it enough. It’s stable, cosy and just the right side of structural to work well with the Coco pattern. Go buy some! Two metres will give you a dress.
I’ve been blogging for five years now. Can you believe it? I can’t! It’s amazing how evocative a blog becomes as an online diary. Marie touched on this recently, when she looked back at blog photos that – for her – spoke of aching misery. I’ve had similair experiences. I still wince to remember blog posts that saw me putting on a brave face, almost literally wiping away tears before I presented myself to the world. When my Apronalong went live, I’d just split up from my boyfriend. I was baking fairy cakes in an empty house.
Today I had the sense to recognise that my latest photos marked a small turning point in my life. Laughing, walking in the sunshine, muscles relaxing. I’m happy. Really happy. Again. Hello happiness, I remember you.
We must take our happiness where we find it. The rest of the time, we sew. And then? Then, we never take life for granted again. Blogging has taught me that. Phewee! Who ever said this shallow gig was just about the pretty dresses? Some fool who underestimated the extreme power of clothes.