November 2nd, 2008


Things I have learned this weekend:

While there is absolutely no reason to sit there with a mouth full of pins when my pincushion is RIGHT THERE, I still do it.

It doesn't matter how much I twiddle with it, Dot The Dummy remains stubbornly a different shape from me. My breasts were never that perky. Nuff said.

Spencer Gordon is the new God. He can segue Led Zeppelin into psytrance seamlessly. Seriously.

When I'm in the grip of Gotta Make Stuff Itis, I forget to eat. If you don't hear from me for a couple of days, please text me and tell me to eat.

I enjoy the preparation, the pinning, the figuring out how to make things work, more than I enjoy the sewing.

When I started doing this stuff, all I wanted was clothes. Now it's important to me that all the seams are finished and there are no frayed edges and no chance of them falling apart during a hoop routine, so everything takes twice as long.

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Right, now my flatmates are dragging me off to watch a movie. Beanbag + not hunched over a sewing machine = yes please.