I promised myself I’d make something crafy to wear this summer.
But my sewing is so-so. My knitting? Knauseating. And my attempts at crochet turned out cro-chite.
Be a love, help me find a way to make something before summer is out
Dear Loved One,
Helen has always admired those who can make clothing and accessories. Heck, Helen admires people who can WEAR clothing and accessories and not look like a walking laundry pile. So, pull up a chair :
|Estate Sale Find - a bargain price and a precious story - the seller's Mom saved this for decades, it came with her tablecloth press!|
and let me introduce you to a project promised anyone can do with two easy steps.
It looks so simple. Right?
Then tell me how in the name of all that is holey anyone went from that to this:
Some say handicrafts are a form of therapy.
In this case, Helen doesn’t think it is working.
|I gave up macrame and just took off my pants and wrapped yarn around my legs. I'll just sit here rocking muttering "too many knots, too many knots" now.|
Yet with a little research I have to agree:
This desire to decorate yourself with things you have made from stuff around your house. Sometimes it’s lovely.
|Be-dazzling! Bling up a dress! Bead a hat! Bedeck a doll hanger then wear it as an earring.|
For most of us, it’s good just to try something new, of course. Though Helen’s husband might disagree.
|Model your own damned homemade hat, that's what I shoulda said.|
Helen thinks she might try learning something else this summer – Interpretive dance, anyone?
|No, she is NOT naked, and that is NOT Helen's husband but he does seem to be wearing macrame clothing, so all Helen can say is no matter how you do it: Viva La Being Knotty!|