I Died and Came Back to Life
It's alive! By "it" I mean my blog, along with my creative life, and me. I'm alive. We're alive. One and a half years later.
Much has changed since I last wrote. I moved to Hong Kong in October 2014, got a real job, got some friends, moved out of my parents' house into my own apartment, and now I am here, typing up this blog post.
Saturday, in a rare bout of inspiration, I went to the stalls on Ki Lung Street in Sham Shui Po and bought some fabric.
|New favorite way to spend Saturday morning: wandering around the fabric stalls in Sham Shui Po.|
Treasure from the Stalls of Sham Shui Po
Here's what I got (prices in HKD):
- $20 x 3 yards of denim = $60
- $15 x 2.5 yards of patterned cotton (I think) = $38
- $1 x 12 brass-colored buttons to go with the denim = $12
I wonder if I should learn to bargain? Nah.
There was a shop selling fabric covered in knockoff Gudetama (bloodstained yolk and all) and other knockoff cartoon characters. I think the fabric was mostly for bedding because they had a lot of pictures of beds and stuff. There was a table with small rolls of fabric that could each be had for $14. Here's what I got:
- $14 for like 1.5 yards of polka dotty canvas stuff
- $14 for like 1.5 yards of canvas stuff with a cute leaf print on it
|I got seven placemats out of the polka dot fabric. What to do with the leaves?|
To get reacquainted with this sewing machine, I made some VERY SLOPPY placemats with the polka-dot fabric. Next time I will take the time to sew mitered corners. No more cutting corners. *rimshot*
The Day I Got a Sewing Machine
I bet you're wondering when, why, and how I got a sewing machine. Here's the story.
A couple months ago—maybe it was September?—Alice and Diana came over for a crepe party.
|Diana and Alice, pro food stylists.|
It was the best meal I've ever eaten in my apartment.
|Damn, that was a good brunch.|
Why is the crepe party relevant to this post? After we made and ate the crepes, they talked me into getting a sewing machine from the Singer sewing machine shop in Sheung Wan. The shop was having a sale to celebrate students returning to school.
I am now the proud owner of a Singer Tradition model 2250. And have been since September.
|The Singer Tradition 2250 at my window. I think I am living my dream life.|
The machine lay dormant until Halloween, when I sewed up a Batman mask and logo thing out of felt.
|LOL my friend Juro took this picture. It took a really long time to get the garbage bag to hover properly in the wind.|
Resurrecting the Sewing Machine with New Projects
But I'm happy to have dusted off the sewing machine. I wish I didn't have to go to work and could just stay at home cutting and sewing stuff all day.