Suffering For My Art ….. Part 1

After a lovely pot of tea with an even lovelier Amy (LA) at The Priory in Dunstable


yesterday I resolved to make a start on an old favourite. Met LA at one of my sewing workshops some time ago, she is an accomplished creative herself who suffers ‘writers block’ just like me! It was this tea and chat that made me decide to pull my finger out and try to find a jersey fabric that would suit the proposed batwing top.

Mission accomplished, a very light and fluid jersey that will suit many seasons I have set to the prep part. After what felt like a lifetime of trying to get the said fluid fabric to rest on my kitchen worktop otherwise known as my cutting out room, it became quite obvious the attractive fluidity of the fabric was now becoming a distinct pain in the backside :/

After several moments of employing the breathe and centre approach I had a full on tantrum which worked wonders. Merlin Moss the Monsterous pup was quivering in the wake of many expletives, this felt like the perfect time to evict him from the kitchen and hit the floor.

For those more able bodied than myself this may not seem so radical but for me and my titanium hip it’s living on the edge. Sprawling around on the floor knees paining something rotten I finally got the fabric under control, shame the same can’t be said for my body πŸ™‚

Pinning and cutting completed just the wee task of getting back up. Thank goodness I have work surfaces both sides, with a bit of a pinball action I was upright again. Sore, stiff and satisfied …… I simply won’t be beaten by a piece of fabric EVER!

Assuming I can actually get out of bed tomorrow the make will commence and I hope to have part 2 ready to offer for your perusal.

Have a super Saturday evening dear reader and may you too be triumphant with any creative capers this weekend. Xx

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy
    Jan 17, 2015 @ 19:58:53

    Loving that fabric! Clever girl using that pillow, I had to explain rug burns once. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to part 2 of both tea and the new project! X

    Reply

  2. oursewingpatch
    Jan 17, 2015 @ 20:21:07

    Ditto for the tea …. Hope part 2 actually happens tomorrow see if the groove gets going again. X

    Reply

  3. Linda of Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 20:04:17

    Why is it I NEVER thought to kneel on a pillow? Best sewing idea yet! I love your fabric, btw.

    Reply

  4. lindaglovinghome
    Mar 05, 2015 @ 20:35:39

    Love the fabric. Oh my you look like me on the floor. The pink pillow It’s a savior for the knees!!!!!!

    Reply

    • oursewingpatch
      Mar 05, 2015 @ 21:39:44

      Lordy without that pillow I’d still be down there, it’s a total necessity with my cranky joints πŸ˜‰ we creatives get creative over everything don’t we!!??

      Reply

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