When asked, “What would be the one thing you would grab if your house was burning down?”…most people would automatically say, “photographs.” Not me. Oh no. I’ve made it clear to my family they are to take my two drawers of vintage lace and tatting. Seriously. (Not to worry, all important photographs are archived off-premises.)
Since I started sewing almost 10 years ago, I’ve amassed a nice “collection” of some of the yummiest lace—needlerun, Alencon, Bucks Point, Valenciennes, Point de Paris, etc. and vintage tatting. I only use these on special occasions—when making a Christening Dress or something over the top.
But yesterday, I found Marielle checking out my lace stash as I was reorganizing my sewing studio. She begged me to make her a lace headband to wear out at night. So, being the wonderful mother I am, I whipped up a quick headband for her.
Simply measure a piece of lace to go around the head minus 5 or so inches. Fold each end of the lace into a “V” (aka point). Stitch to secure. Then all you have to do is add some elastic to it. Pretty simple, huh?
I’m in the middle of expanding my sewing studio. I’ve been at it for almost a week now and probably have another 2 weeks or so until it’s useable. I’ve managed to fold and put away all my fabric and trims. That alone took 4 days!
If I ever think about buying more flannel fabric at Joann’s Black Friday 99 cents sale, please smack me upside the head. I just realized I have more than 200 yards.
Yesterday, I moved my big filing cabinets. Today I’ll be moving my black metal fabric storage cabinets to another area. Thank goodness for those nifty furniture sliders.
Moving stuff around is not really the problem. It’s trying to figure out how to supply electric and internet connections to my office area on the other side of the basement where there is none. Wish me luck…I need it!