Occasionally it seems that world is in pure chaos with nothing making sense, but that doesn't matter as long as I can sew. Sewing is a form of art, or at the very least creativity, and a form of expression. A great outlet for the tension of everyday life. Also you can make cute things. The craft revolution is truly taking place, old skills are being revived by a new generation, but with a seriously modern twist.

I've made Mario pillow cases, a giraffe print background, and turned duvet covers into summer dresses. I enjoy making something unique, special, and me- then I like wearing it and watching it fall to pieces or not fit properly. Then I enjoy (slightly less) fixing it.

One day I shall have a room filled with glorious fabrics and boxes of notions, and on that day I will have found my nirvana. But until then this blog will exist as my virtual haberdashery and sewing room. Hopefully you'll enjoy looking at my creations as much as I enjoy looking at other blogs, and you'll be inspire to make something of your own.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Minerva Dupine: Steampunk Softie

Boyfriend bought me 'Steampunk Softies: Scientifically minded dolls from a past that never was' for christmas and I've finally managed to finish one.  They are super cute and the instructions were fairly straight forward- the most challenging part was collecting all the bits and pieces needed, I chose the simplest one and it still cost me £35 for the all the stuff.  I had to get a lot online, and I had to buy packs of 100 when I only needed one or two of some things.

Anyway, I did Minerva Dupine a detective.  'In her neat practical dress, and wielding an immense magnifying glass with an outsize dose of savior faire, Minerva Dupine is always in demand.

Not exactly like the one in the book- mine has something of a slightly scruffier edge but I'm still pleased with her.  Not sure where she's going to live, or who Ill make next!

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