I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.


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I feel the crafty coming on.

Posted at 25 Aug 2008 09:48:43 AM

I am in the mood to make something. Probably sewing, since it's the only non-cooking craft at which I have any skill at all and I'm getting astonishingly strong mental tugs about running my hands over rolls and rolls of cotton and rustling tracing paper patterns while pinning them down. It's all just a wee bit odd.

Probably a skirt, since I've ..ahem, outgrown.. most of the ones I own now. Plus, they're easy. I'll probably end up making something out of some quirky fabric which I think is awesomesauce and makes Dan go *facepalm*. Or I could revoke my previous promise about never again working with satin and do something interestingly floaty. My old long black satin skirt has been on the verge of the scrap heap for longer than I should probably admit.

Except - and this has just occurred to me - I have a nearly-finished skirt in my fabric tote, which really needs nothing except the waistband, zipper and bottom hem*. I think I may have procrastinated on it because I'm not entirely sure how to change out the foot on my sewing machine to the zipper one...

Heavens only know whether it'll fit now too, since I started it while I was still living in Catskill**. It'd be sort of odd to finish it only to turn around and include it in the sack of outgrown skirts en route to Goodwill.

* It's also satin, for the record. I think I have some sort of love-hate psychological issue here.

* My procrastination really does know no bounds. Even giving me the benefit of the doubt, and saying that I may have started it while on Christmas break or some such, it's still been at least 5 years or so since I would have started it?

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