Slow & Steady

There is something about working mid-weight lace that is just so pleasing, the knitting builds up quick and once done it doesn’t melt into a puddle of unrecognizable folds around your neck ūüíē

..pay no attention to the fact this took me over a year to finish..

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Cowl Pattern: Slipstream

Project Bag Pattern: Stowe Bag by Grainline Studio

(or you can get both the premade Fringe Field Bag – seen in the first photo & the sewing pattern for the Stowe Bag – seen in the last photo, at Fringe Supply Co.)

 

 

 

 

note to self:

Normally when I have prized cuts, I squirrel them away (like most of my prized things)¬†but recently, I’ve been trying to use more of what I love everyday, for everyday things. A little while ago I made some crazy beautiful bias tape, just because ūüíē

normally when I have prized cuts, I squirrel them away .. but, I've been trying to use more of what I love everyday, for everyday things .. made some crazy beautiful bias tape, just because ūüíē. . . . . #biastape #sewcialists #sewing #riflepaperco #textiles #cottonandsteel #makersvillage #slowfashion #stitching #cottonandsteelcloset #amandaochocki #widn #floral #handsandhustle #sewaholic #picoftheday #minimalist #riflepapercofabric #isew #fashion ##flowerstagram #slowliving #photography #makersgonnamake #darlingmovement #seekthesimplicity #Ilovesewing #knittersofinstagram #handmadeforever #quilting

Why is it when something feels super special, ultra lux,¬†limited edition¬†or in short supply, we tend to triple wrap it and¬†hold onto it tight as hell,¬†afraid to use it, scuff it,¬†break it, love it? When really,¬†in doing that, we aren’t¬†getting¬†ANY joy¬†from¬†having it, so why even have it!?! I don’t often find myself thinking ” Wow, ¬†I really¬†love that,¬†it feels good knowing that¬†I appreciate it so much so¬†that¬†I never take¬†it out look at it, wear it or¬†hold it”.¬†In fact¬†it’s usually the opposite for me,¬†most things hidden away¬†are forgotten or creep out as a guilty thought every now and then ..kinda sad.
It was actually liberating to use that special Rifle Paper fat quarter for something that at the time seemed wasteful and unworthy of its specialness.


..and then I go one step further, and actually use the super special bias tape, made from the super special piece of fabric to make a super special Stowe Bag and pouch!
Granted I had made two other Stowe Bags out of “less special” fabric before I made this one, just to make sure the sewing kinks were worked out¬†..haha I can’t help it,¬†I know¬†I¬†would have¬†beat myself up, if I f’d up the bag with the¬†super special fabric!¬†Gads would you look at that logo, even the Rifle Paper edge selvages are too¬†pretty!

I really miss having a fabric shop downtown, so when I stumble upon a "traditional" quilt shop and they end up having a pretty excellent selection of @cottonandsteel, I tend to go a little bananas yo' . . . . #sewcialists #sewing #riflepaperco #textiles #cottonandsteel #makersvillage #slowfashion #stitching #fabric #cottonandsteelcloset #amandaochocki #floral #handsandhustle #sewaholic #makersgonnamake #picoftheday #minimalist #riflepapercofabric #isew #fashion ##flowerstagram #slowliving #photography #livefolk #darlingmovement #seekthesimplicity #Ilovesewing #knittersofinstagram #handmadeforever #quilting
..oh and then I go and find a little local quilt shop who sells the super special fabric, so  I triple treated myself, cut into it straight away and it was liberating!
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