Delia and I started this long stitch leather book almost a year ago. We saw one for sale at a bookshop on Orcas Island and later watched this excellent tutorial by Sea Lemon on how to make it. We made the signatures, punched the holes, and then took a break. A long break. And I'm glad we did because when she revisited it just this last month, she wanted it a different size. So, she torn down the signatures and felt 100% better about moving forward. She said the first one was too big for her hands, and for her bag. She worried that it would be a pain for me if she wanted to take the time to make it smaller. No way. I'm so happy she wanted it right for her, no matter how long it takes.
I helped start the sewing, but after that it was all her. She must have watched the video 20 times and although I could have taught her without it, it was so great to have her see what were were going to do from beginning to end before we started. Oh the internet!
- I was marveling at how many independent sewing pattern designers there are now and this handy list was a great place to get up to speed.
- If you live here in Portland and have been bitten by the Korean make-up/skincare bug like I have, Pretty and Cute carries hard to find brands in their adorable shop. They have skincare samples and let you try on make-up, which is key because it's so hard to know what the heck it really looks like in real life.
- I'm looking at Raspberry Pi projects for the girls and the middle child scanned a list and quickly called dibs on the Fart Detector. So, it begins.