Weekly Quote

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.---C. S. Lewis

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fiber Arts

My first crafting love was (and probably always will be) sewing.  I cannot pass a lovely piece of fabric without stroking it and sometimes even giving it a hug.  I love the colors and feel of fabric.  So, of course, I collect fabric...not because I have a vision for it but because I have to own that little piece of art.

In my youth I spent many summer days...and often nights..designing and sewing my wardrobe for the next school year.  I don't sew like that anymore but I do like to make the odd purse or jacket.  This week I made a cool hobo bag out of a jacket that I bought at a yard sale.  The jacket had tabs, pockets and buttons that I incorporated into the design.  And naturally I embellished it with beads.  The pattern is an on-line freebie from http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/.