As Doctor S and I were on our way home today (after a meeting at FIT with the pattern grader for a last-minute checkup), I happened to glance in the window of a street-level apartment and saw, to my amazement, a young woman sitting in front of her sewing machine with her laptop nearby. My first thought? "Hey, a craft blogger!" And I was soo tempted to wave and smile and motion to her to open her window so I could introduce myself.
But then I remembered, this is New York! I would come across as a total scarey weirdo! So if you live in a street-level apartment on 18th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues and you're a crafter (and/or blogger): Hi!
Ok, here's a quick list of cool crafty things I've been mentally assembling. Gotta put it down so I don't forget them someday when I actually have time to make stuff, you know? (Yup, that'll be someday when I'm widowed and in my 80's, I'm afraid):
1. Make your own Moleskine-style book. Because with all the Moleskines I carry around (datebook, sketchbook, memo pockets for business receipts, etc.) this would be very cool to do, especially with recycled papers. Note to self: get a copy of that book! I want to make books with real spines.
2. Felt fortune cookies. Never mind Valentine's Day; these are cute anytime!
3. Aw, heck, as long as I'm showing you Martha's crafts, how about this great knitting basket made from an old (felted?) sweater?
4. And since I mentioned Valentine's Day as well, Molly's fabulous stitched cards (photo from the Purl Bee; I miss you all, Purlies!). I think I might finish the backs by gluing a piece of colored paper to cover the wrong side of the fabric. Or maybe by sewing the paper to the back around the perimeter of the card?
5. A circle applique quilt that looks like this print. Wouldn't that be gorgeous? Especially on a white ground. Hmm, maybe I could manage this as a doll quilt in the meantime...
Ok, back to work.