My Triumphant Return
First there was the new job. Then there was night shift. Then there was moving out and moving in and breaking up and moving on. Then there was…. no camera cord.
Damn you, moving.
(I can’t find my bundt pan either. Or my cookbooks. Oh noes!)
I have had this blog, in various incarnations, since April of 2003 (and under the Corvus tristis name since February of 2007). That is over 7 years, more than a quarter of my relatively-young life. I’ve been a lot of things in those years. I’ve been a student, a graduate, a lover. I’ve been a part of the unemployed masses in the largest recession of my lifetime, and now I am learning the role of “responsible, employed, bill-paying adult”. The one constant, though all of it, is making. I have always been, and will always be, a crafter an an artist. And now, as the ash settles on my most recent phoenixfire rebirth, it’s time to get back to it.
So hello again, lovelies! Did you miss me? I’ve been up to all sorts of mischief.
This is my new craft room, also known as the living room. On the one hand, it cuts the living room in half and is kind of cluttered, which sucks. On the other, you know the moment you walk into my humble apartment that you’ve entered the domain of a mad sewist, and that’s cool! I like the fabric-as-wall-decor, though I’m thinking I may need to add another two hooks between and a level lower than the three already there, to really cover the wall.
This is my first place of my own, without roommates or boyfriends, and my first place where I really have usable income. Thus, I’m kind of getting into decoration- I really want it to be mine, you know? This should provide much discussion on zee blog in the future (and if you have any ideas for my living room/craft room, let me know), but meanwhile, there’s crafting to get to.
I’ve been embroidering:
And more sewing:
And even this, which I think you guys will like:
I can hear you from here: “What’s that, and why do you think we’d like it more than all the stitchy and fabri-y goodness above?” That, my friends, is the book which contains the first pattern sketches for The Crow and the Needle. The work has begun.
Ahh, it feels lovely to be back, and I’ve brought lots of blog fodder with me. What about you all? Anyone still out there? What have you been up to? Made anything cool in my absence? And hey, did you miss me?