14 June 2012
my creative space . . . 'first sewing project post surgery'
A special extra welcome to my latest followers, hello!! If you didn't know, i used to be a very busy handmade designer, in business full time for over a decade - until earlier this year - after 8 years of suffering carpal tunnel syndrome - i had surgery on both wrists. Relief was immediate, however, swelling & stiffness is slowly repairing. Anyway . . . hand sewing was my passion, it was how i fell in love with stitching when i was 5 years old . . . i didn't start using a sewing machine until i was 23 & pregnant with my first baby. I have missed hand stitching, greatly, so when my gal pal Claire from Craft Schmaft offered a Sock Owl sewing class at Sew It Together on the weekend, i am pretty sure i was the first to sign up.
I normally obsess over unfinished edges & whispy threads, but i think they add to her soft character.
Beautiful Claire allowed us to choose sock & fabric sets for the class, i made this for my son.
I completed her wings on the afternoon school run today, where she sat waiting for her new keeper patiently, pondering the world. How lovely are Winter days in Canberra??
This boy gasped with glee (he LOVES handmade softies, they are all named & live in families on his bed, not all 8 year old boys are maniacs) & then proceeded to act like a maniac for the photo.
Here is our sweet Claire, i adore catching up with her & talking raising boys.
I wonder if she'll come up with a sock duck pattern one day?? I have muses.