There's been very little action in the sewing department in these parts. I was without my machine for a couple of weeks, but it's back from its service, and better than ever!
But now that it's home, I don't really feel any project. I've lost my sew-jo.
I was completely inspired after going along to the epic blogger meet-up of the year - I know you've already read/heard about it... or were even there, but guys...it was AMAZING. (sorry, I had to shout it!)
|(meet-up photos by Digpal Singh)|
Look at all the lovely ladies! It was so wonderful to catch up with (blog-)friends that I'd met before, and meet others in person. But I did have that weird "do I know you really or only online?" feeling a lot of the time, which you only get if you follow someones blog, "see" them once a week, but might never have actually met them in real life. But it's all good: sewing bloggers are the most lovely ladies, so there was no awkwardness (and I'm pretty good at awkward, let me tell you.) It really was such fun - I haven't laughed so much in ages.
|having a giggle with Kathryn (Yes I Like That) and Jane (Handmade Jane)|
Plus amazing weather. And extra bonus points for being amongst fellow tall ladies. Let me tell you, this almost never happens, so I cherish the moments when I don't feel like weirdly tall.
|I might even be the shorty here!|
With Kathryn and Rachel
|L-R: printed denim (Moss mini perhaps), red denim (Charlotte skirt); linen/cotton?; sunflower viscose jersey; tomato red cotton jersey|
So I didn't go too crazy. Speaking of crazy, I had to leave before the swap got underway - that was crazy, and I didn't think I could handle it. I just dropped off my contributions and fled before the carnage! But it was a fab day - thanks Rachel!
One of the great things about the meet-up was seeing the lovely handcrafted garments - these ladies have amazing skills. I wore a Tova (surprise!) - it's sort of newish - new in that I finally finished it the day before the meet up, but "ish" because I cut the pieces out last spring!
And after the meet-up, I went off to Morocco for a completely amazing week-long holiday. Bliss. We were completely offline the whole time, and it felt so good. Plus Morocco is amazing - I highly recommend it.
But I've been back for a couple of weeks, and I'm completely without inspiration. I have the Sureau dress and Archer shirt patterns traced and ready to cut. And I have a gabillion other patterns in the queue. But I can't seem to decide on what I want to do.
Perhaps I should examine my wardrobe and see what I need.
What do you do when you feel this way?