Staring, staring, staring at the blank page on my screen. What to write about? Yesterday’s trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire? I lost the soap I bought. It fell out of the top of my bag. A bar of Ocean and a bar of Dragon’s Blood. I was highly annoyed. I’d been looking forward to using that soap. But fortunately it was just the soap and not my wallet, which I had purposefully shoved to the bottom of my bag under everything else. I found the vendor’s online store so I can get the soap again if I want.
While I was at the faire I thought I might get some tiger’s eye earrings to celebrate my victory of five minutes and 12 seconds of non-stop shuffling. I couldn’t find a pair that called to me though. I only want to buy them if they sing to me. Honestly, while tiger’s eye is a beautiful stone, I prefer ocean jasper. I was looking on Etsy this morning and found a beautiful set of ocean jasper earrings that I’m thinking about. I like the simplicity, the oval shape, the gorgeous mottled, silver-grey color. I’ll think about it awhile longer. I haven’t worn earrings (or any jewelry really) on a consistent basis in a very long time. I don’t want to buy something just because it’s pretty. I want to actually wear it.
Speaking of Etsy, have you seen Katwise Creations? Freakin’ gorgeous recycled sweater coats. Everytime she posts a batch of coats they sell out in minutes. There was a booth at faire yesterday selling coats of this style. I’m thinking about getting Katwise’s tutorial for making my own coat. Then I can have just the color’s I like. I’d need to buy a serger sewing machine, but I’ve been wanting one anyway. I love making costumes and clothes and serged edges add strength to a garment, as well as possible decorative features. Below is an example of the coats she makes. I really love the tied waist on this one, but I'd want different colors. Maybe ocean colors.
|This photo does not belong to me. I put it up here to better sing the praises of Katwise Creations.|
Go forth and look at her awesomeness on Etsy!