Monday, April 14, 2014

I must rule with needle and thread.

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. 
 
Costume-able?
 
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.
 
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GoingApeCostume?ref=l2-shopheader-name


And please like my costume page on Facebook. 
 
 
https://www.facebook.com/GoingApeCostume?notif_t=page_new_likes

 
Thanks...and my cats thank you too.

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