My Strings

The Figurative and Literal Strings of My Life

Battle Begun

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So I’ve decided to battle my addiction and feed my love of clothes and mixed it with a promise – I will not buy more fabric until I can see the bottom of my vintage bridal chest, until I have emptied out the boxes in the cellar and the various other places where I keep the fabric…so no more buying…unless, of course I really need it for a project and can’t find anything useful amongst what I have – but it must never be the primary only accessory to what I have.

Tough one.

I should also start in on the coffee attraction- but I figure one addiction at the time might be safer if I want to succeed. Or perhaps battling two at the same time might cancel out the fixation on either one of them…

Time will tell…


Also time to get organised about the whole thing or I’ll drown. Divide and conquer…

I have a lot of light fabrics perfect for skirts, dresses and perhaps af few shirts as well. Then there is all the heavier wools – coats and some winter dresses…but even though I love to have a lot of coats and jacket (always wondered why most people settle for only one mathcing the seasons – coats are great accessories)…still, it’ll end up being a lot of coats with all the wool I have. See if I can come up with other ideas.

Of course I have patterns already, but the fun of making new ones and finding vintage ones is too great to ignore. So that’ll go on the list as well as roaming for bits and bobs for the projects. Actually I’ve already started a list – and it is long…and getting longer…it’s good that I like lists…like seeing my progress when crossing of stuff…

And I’ve cut out the first project – a vintage style summer dress i a light blue cotton fabric with little baby pink roses…

See if I can work it into a dress – I am slightly worried as the fabric somewhat reminds me of a tablecloth my great grandmother would use…don’t know whatever possed me when I bought it…


Author: My Strings

Hi I'm Jane. I live in a small apartment which is suffering under my many crafts and hobbies. I't sometimes seems as I live with them rather than the other way around. I grew up with all sorts of sewing crafts and I just haven't been able to choose just one or two. What I choose to do on any given day is pretty much up to mood and plans. So even though my figure and the clothes I love to wear fits together they are seldom in fashion and as I'm not very tall (making most dresses and skirts too long) - well, sewing my own clothes and then spicing it up with a bit of modern fashion seems to be the way to go for me. Even with the ongoing Mad Men fever there seem to be a lack of proper clothes for me to wear. Other than that I'm studying the European Union and English with a focus on communications and cooperation with the worlds developing countries; a lot of them being former European colonies. Dreary-sounding to most people but I love the mix of politics, culture, economics and social development. To take the egde of my studies I practice yoga - as much as possible - if I can get away with it I spend a least an hour (or...) on my practice. But it is much more than it is really good for me - I also really need as I'm training to run a marathon or two. And now - new hobby - learn how to manage a blog...which is not as easy a I thought - mainly al the technical stuff of arranging the site...hmm...hopefully it'll come to me...soon...

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