Tag: fur-for-brains: reynir

So I’m tentatively dipping my toe into the waters of sewing videos – I’ve been making them for a few weeks as private videos for a friend, and enjoying it more than I thought I would. I’ve thought about making some public videos but can’t quite figure out what I’d talk about and/or demonstrate. I mean, I’m not a sewing genius. I just know what works for me and what tends not to, and I’m definitely still learning. Hmm.

Naturally, I have to watch out for ‘helpers’ while I’m recording. Yesterday I was making one for my friend about interfacing, and Autumn decided to flop on the whole project in the middle of the thing, because of course she did. This morning, I’m rambling about different ways to gather, and Reynir felt the need to contribute.

The little orange schmutz I adopted seven months ago has turned into something resembling an actual cat, but he’s still just six pounds. I think he’ll always be a little boy. He’s a giant pain when I’m sewing and I love him to the moon and back.

Catch-All Fur for Brains Handmade Photography Sewing

I got so caught up on Instagram with Me Made May that I forgot to blog six (6!!!) new makes. Clockwise from top left: a Cashmerette Springfield, two Love Notions Vivace Dolmans, an airplane-print Sew Liberated Estuary skirt, and two Cashmerette Websters. A couple of those patterns – the Vivace and the Webster – are new to me, and both were easy sews. Er, mostly. Attaching the collar on the Vivace may possibly have given me fits, both times, and it doesn’t lie quite as nicely as it should.

Thoughts on Me Made May: I sometimes get into a rut of wearing the same things over and over, and this challenge allowed me to put some thought into it and reach for the makes that I might not wear as often as I’d like. I don’t have enough handmade bottoms to make it through a month of only handmades, but I did have enough tops and dresses to not have to repeat anything – and I still have a few makes I didn’t wear during May.

I’ll definitely do it again. I’ll try to take better photos next time – my facial expressions on half of the photos were just this side of stormy.

In other news, I adopted a kitten from the rescue I volunteer with. Meet Reynir:

He’s so cute I can hardly stand it.

Catch-All Finished! Fur for Brains Handmade Sewing