Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Website and The House

There seems to be a parallelism happening between my website and the house. They're both up and running but not quite done yet. The good news is that the website is live and everything is clickable and scrollable. As for the house, we have a happy area rug in the living room as well as the window seat that also provides some storage. We even have a couple of indoor plants that other than providing better air quality may, according to my husband, be immune to me.

On the other hand, after some much needed sieving, I came up with just a handful of work to post on my website. I'll be adding more as I finish tweaking a few and creating new ones. There's also the matter of the shop that has yet to be set up. That'll happen as soon as I have products to sell! 

The house, too, is still in a state of flux with pieces still trying out spaces for size. My son just lent me The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss. I realized last night how much I understood Auri's obsession (I have to call it that) with finding the perfect place for things.



There is no proper sofa in the living room but as we tend to be floor-sitters, I suppose there's really no need for one. How about guests, you ask? Well, there is that one seat that converts to a single bed. There's also the window seat and even a bench. Seeing how we don't really know anyone here, I suspect the need for more seats won't be coming up very often.

In newsletter update, I made mention of Making Day. And if you happen to have read the book above, you'll see how naming such a day was very possibly influenced by it. Anyway, I used to just say that Fridays are my non-digital days. Painting and sewing can be done on any given day, of course, but on any given day, I might do those after my usual working hours. Fridays, on the other hand, are full days just for painting or sewing or making whatever it is that's popped in my head to make.

Tomorrow (Friday), will be such a day! I have fabric I've painted on ready to be sewn into a bag. I also have the one I posted recently--the experiment with chalk paint on fabric. I'd like to add embellishments on that one but first  I want to see what the fabric will look like after it's washed. 


The chalk paint didn't become darker when it was dry and I read about it possibly getting lighter when washed so let's see. The two pieces of fabric on the right were painted with fabric paint. The bags I make are usually done with acrylic paints and then varnished. I'm experimenting with fabric paint to see how it holds up. Definitely makes for a softer bag!


I'll probably be posting my progress on Instagram which links to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler. Cross your fingers that all will go well!

As always, thank you for stopping by. If you have work of your own that you'd like to share, send them along so I can post them too!