Happy Midsummer!22 June 2013 | by Jen in Whatnot
Hello, how are you?! It’s been a while. It’s been nearly 6 months since my last post and I decided last night that if I don’t post something now I never will.
The last several months have been eventful to say the least. Some really terrible things have happened but some good things too. All the while I was working…a lot. Basically life in general has been one of the reasons why I’ve had to step back from blogging. I was complaining to a friend recently, I felt like I was framing everything within the context of my blog. Meaning, it was like anything could be a potential blog post–or Flickr upload, etc.–and, to be perfectly blunt, I was sick of it. Being a pretty introverted person trying to keep up the blog and such became very draining. So…I had to step back, make some changes and cultivate a more balanced existence again.
There is a point here! I would like to continue blogging but I need to be a bit more focused. Specifically, project focused. And the two projects that I love most are sewing projects and drawing/painting projects!
I’m currently without a scanner so I won’t be able to share drawings in great detail anytime soon but I do have some sewing projects in the queue. I’m testing out my 1920s handcrank sewing machine because my regular electric one (Grandma’s 1980s no-nonsense Singer) needs to be repaired and right now I’m too cheap to take it in.
Some items I’d like to work on are: a 1960s-does-the-1920s sailor blouse, and a simple Laurel dress. (In the latter I’m pretty sure I can get away with leaving out the zipper and making it pullover style. One of the benefits of not being a curvy girl!) Hopefully these are things I can manage sewing one handed since the other will be working the crank! We’ll see.