I've been sewing a lot lately.
Or rather, I've been a vigilant keeper of cats off my sewing lately.
Never ever place a hyperactive cat and a new tissue sewing pattern in the same room. What you'll end up with is mounds of shredded and unusable pattern, clouds of cat hair, and a look on the cat's face that says, "Yeah, so?"
I've been enjoying the fabrics of my ancestors.
When my Grandmother on my father's side died in 1994, she left behind a hoarded house full of craft materials, yarn and fabrics. What could be salvaged was, and I inherited a lot of surprisingly well kept yardage. Well kept...and most of it pretty cheesy. Great for the costumes I sew.
When my Dad's sister died in 1998, I again became the recipient of craft materials and fabrics. My Aunt, she had much better taste which means the yardage isn't as easily costume-fied.
Something like that. No one wants to go out on Halloween in blue cotton broadcloth. Besides, there wasn't enough blue cotton broadcloth to pull something more than this:
Are you Sting on spice or are you just happy to see me?
What I'm saying is that if you really really really need a pair of flying underpants for Halloween, I'm happy to make some for you in return for adequate compensation. But I won't be making a pair simply because I have just the right amount of fabric in my stash.
Instead, I'm weeding out the yardage and making a few practical, non-costume items for my Etsy shop.
Please, take a look.
And please like my costume page on Facebook.
Thanks...and my cats thank you too.