I've been bitten by the sewing bug.
I used to sew but I don’t think I’ve done more than hand stitch a few random tidbits here and there since I was “ordered” to partial bed rest about 5 months into my pregnancy with my now-toddler. (I know, me, bed rest! It’s hard to even imagine that now.)
Anyhow it was suggested that I not spend extended periods sitting straight up in a chair (and the weekly needle in the butt surely helped to keep me more or less horizontal for at least the 36hours immediately following). In any case, that is how I ended up taking on more crochet projects – you can crochet with your feet up, and even laying on your side. It also didn’t require any of the bending, standing, or hunching I did when cutting, and measuring fabric.
So I crocheted a sad looking blanket from unbelievably cheap acrylic yarn I found stashed away from ages ago. I made purses, scarves, hats, and fingerless gloves (those were may favorite for a while)
None if it was ‘bad’ per say, but my skill and creativity have definitely increased over the last 2 years – far surpassing the chain and single stitch my mom showed me 20 years ago.
me, on the couch, very pregnant, making this hat:
But admittedly, after 3 years of all-yarn-all-the-time, I’m itching to play with the fabric I have stashed away. Some of it wonderful vintage finds from the monthly Alameda Antiques Market.
Admittedly, I still prefer crochet (or knitting) for their portability, but, well, look at these:
sailor pants pattern found on danslalune etsy shop.
fun burlap bucket/baskets from Maya* made
Pretty much any and everything in Sew Liberated
by Meg McElwee
And I know it seems silly - but I really like pin cushions.
from creative kismet