Thought you all might like a random people portrait since there hasn't been a craft photo here in yonks. Also realized there hasn't actually been a photo of me on this blog, apart from the rare side-view-of-screwed-up-face shots of me modeling the even rarer garment I've sewn. Here we are, then - Mae, Desmond, LiEr (holding Kate), Jenna and Emily. Dave (husband) is the photographer.
Sewing-wise, I've made one pyjama skirt and one princess dress for Jenna's bear, from the fabric we bought in fabric heaven. I've also patched a fabric hole in my linen shorts and altered the waistbands of Emily's two store-bought skirts. Cardboard-wise, Emily had me make her a cardboard TV-cum-computer i.e. a cardboard box with a window on one side (TV) and a whiteboard stuck onto its backside (computer screen). To up the tech factor, I cut a slit in the side for a disc drive. Whoo. Emily made a mouse, a remote, an Atari-style joystick and a keyboard ("Hey, Mum! The keyboard is so long that I can fit the entire alphabet in one row!") The girls spent the afternoon drawing TV screens on printer paper to slot into the window, and labeling cardboard disc DVDs. And then I got out my glue gun and stuck the sole of my flip flop back on, where it'd fallen off at the neighborhood block party two months ago. Utility sewing. Utility mending. Utility cardboarding. I laughed when I considered how this compares with my usual manic level of sewing/crafting. You know, I could get used to this.
So yes, we're having a blast, but I miss you guys.
P.S. No, I didn't sew all those hats. Only Emily's. Mum is wearing my Wallaroo, and Jenna's and Kate's are Hanna Anderssons.
P.P.S. Yes, of course cardboarding is a real word.