The cinch sack pictured was the trial cinch sack, I think it pretty but ultimately, too small and a bit clunky. The cotton lining is stiff and the lil thing does’t close well. Resultant to which, I lined a new larger cinch sack circle with an old silk habotai and found this to be just the right amount of drape. Thimble Cinch Pattern here.
I do like the lil premature Cinch though. I keep playing with it and trying to improve or use it somehow.
Then I get to wanting to give it to Matthew to see what he would do with it. Matthew makes assemblages, is a friend of ours, we hang at dinner parties intermittently but I/we don’t know his last name and can’t check to see if he has a web site. But Matthew would paint it green and leave it to sit on something for years. He would do something unexpected.
I sewed a loop onto the back of the Gather your Sew-plies purse, and am embellishing a 38″ belt to thread through it and use while sewing on the go. Last night we traveled home over the 6 subway for a while. I sewed the purse while standing on the platform and on the train. It was the Saturday young kids come from the burbs to party for a night. Ill chosen stilettos in a city where you must walk. It is an interesting way to experience the city.
Would it be overbuilt to encase and sew some magnets strategically to help hold the pin book securely against the purse? Hm.
I love the addition of the belt. I love to walk and having the purse bang against me could have been a deal breaker. So, form is meeting function again.
I am sewing baby buttons onto the belt with white seed beads. There is something magical about buttons. Some of the buttons I am using are humble shell buttons that seem quite old. Pictures to come.
I am creatively floating on the waves over here. I am introducing exercise into my daily routine, walking, and being active. I experience much change and I know that my energy levels are not what they used to be. They are getting better and there is no rushing it, but this is different.