For Halloween this year, Tiny the T. rex decided to be Elizabeth I of England. She looked through books until she … More A T. Rex Dressed As Elizabeth I
One of the YouTube channels I’ve been watching while sick is diy Handy Mum Lin TV. Her sewing videos are quiet and soothing, and scratch the “I want to be sewing” itch when I don’t feel well enough to do it myself. My favorite videos are the ones where she sews everything by hand.* I have made extensive notes from a couple of them, so I can try her projects, but so far, I keep making the same one: small round boxes.
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Before I fell down the bobbin lace rabbit hole, I made myself a medieval shift. Watching others sewing in videos about historical costuming made me want to sew, too. Morgan Donner’s video Making Basic Medieval Underwear inspired me to dig out some plain muslin, draft a pattern, and make a shift of my own. I had already finished it when I first heard a Hidden Brain podcast that made me laugh with understanding.
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A homemade bag for use on dog walks lets me use up fabric scraps and show off my favorites colors.
Getting stuck with pink and brown inspired me to make an abstract interpretation of an Entwife.