Saturday, March 9, 2019

Sock It To Me!

(Ad) Six days with @sox_bond socks.
Sox Bond offered me a generous discount code for my purchase if I posted on IG.
I did that and am posting here as well! They're nice socks! I like them!

Here's the intel [copied from their website]:

Sock Details

  • Made to impress
  • Soft, stretchy, comfortable
  • One size fits all
  • 80% Cotton, 15% Polyester, 5% Spandex
  • Delivery

    • We ship worldwide
  • European Union shipping (free on orders over $35, otherwise $6.95 shipping)
  • US and Canada (free on orders over $35, otherwise $6.95 shipping)
  • INT shipping (free on orders over $35, otherwise $6.95 shipping) 
  • All orders are shipped straight from our warehouse (Lithuania - European Union). We use post office for service
  • It usually takes 5-14 days for your products to arrive (depends on your location)

They ARE soft and skew warm, due to the polyester. Good for winter!
Most were too long in the foot for my size 7-7.5 foot (which is always my problem with unisex socks). Not sure about shrinkage yet.

Here's how I wore them, over the last two weeks:

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Linking with Patti's Visible Monday
Shelbee's On the Edge of the Week

Monday, March 4, 2019

March Madness for Menders

I have found not one, but two Mending/Sewing Challenges on Instagram!
My sewing calluses will become nicely developed over the month!

The first I found before March 1st, so I'm a bit more organized for it:

Here's the Instagram post:

Ok here are your MendMarching orders! With a week to go (how did that happen?) As last year, feel free to adapt /screw with any category, and jump in and out as you please: the idea is to share & inspire, not to stress & depress. I think these are all clear/obvious? The first is to ease us in with a showing off of your supplies. 6 & 7 courtesy of mendpun queen @fie_derelsa --and day 15 is a special day... #MendAndMakeFriends is for @gatherwhatspills fabulous patch swap, so if you were playing along, this is when to post your patch, all sewn in. If you lack a patch, just do any friendly mend you like, obvs. Share this madly! Let's be mendfriends! #mendmarch #visiblemending #mendtheworld #darning #patching #slowstitch #slowfashion #handstitched #handrepair #lovedclotheslast #wellworn #wornwear #wabisabi #mendspiration #mendship
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The second, which I just found a few minutes ago, is this:

Here's a #miymarch19 heads up for you - the full list of daily prompts, for the 1st time this year has an overall theme which is SUSTAINABLE SEWING. ➡️ Myself and @dressmakerssocial will post each day's theme in the morning (UK time!!) along with some more info, ideas, explanations. At the end of each day we'll share our favourite 4 pics of that day. ➡️ If you haven't played before it's a month long photo challenge to post a photo a day to a daily theme, check out previous year's hashtags #miymarch18 #miymarch17, etc. If you have a private account though only your own followers will be able to see your pics rather than the whole #instasewing community! ➡️ As I'm going to be spending most of March relocating my life from Brighton to Sheffield we've decided to keep it simple this year and not have any sponsors - it's just for the ❤❤ of it and finding new sewing folk to connect with 😊 we're looking forward to meeting you all!!
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This one is more of a general sewing challenge, but since the theme is Sustainable Sewing, a lot of mending would qualify.

I'm going to go with #miymarch's 3/4 prompt: Recycled today:
"It's Recycled for day 4 of #miymarch19 Show us your makes using recycled materials it doesn't have to be clothing as long as it uses recycled materials ♻️ I'm looking forward to some inspired makes today"

I wish I could find this dress-that-came-from-a-skirt, I want to wear it, even though it requires some mending!
Old picture from a TAG reception. Note phone case matches art on wall.
Best guess is 2013?
Linking up with Patti's Visible Monday
Shelbee's  Sunday Showcase
Catherine's #ShareAllLinkup

Monday, February 18, 2019

Live Colorfully!

I've been to a bunch of music gigs, madly taking photos (when allowed), scribble sketching in the dark, and making a marked attempt to stand out from the sea of black.

I really hit rainbow gold when I ran into Nipper at Evie Sands and Amy Raasch at The Federal on Saturday.
photos by Ruth
I remember admiring Nipper as she pontificated in the Otis courtyard during lunch break, circa 1986.
She was an Illustration major. She sported amazing shredded fishnets.
Here are some patio selfies showcasing the double paisley effect:
Too dark, must change location

Kept it a wide crop -- I loved all the weird angles with my ladder "tripod", the annoying bed thing that Severo scavenged, the stabby ray of sunlight, and the hose head, which color coordinated so nicely.
I wore this exact same outfit twice. To the above mentioned show and to the Pettybreakers at The Coach House the night before. No outfit shots from that night. [Sad face].
However I DID capture this moment:
My hair matches my treat! (No, I don't mean Severo)
Severo's BFF Rafael now drums for the Pettybreakers and I insisted on this group selfie.
Scribble sketches (on Sketch Blog) and an "I'm with the band" (on Glutton Blog) posts coming eventually. One more gig tonight that I want to include!

Par-tay on!

Linking up with
Patti's Visible Monday
Catherines #iwillwearwhatilike
Shelbee's On the Edge of the Week