A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.
A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.

You ever see something wonder both why you didn’t think of it while wondering why the hell people are buying such a thing?

I had that experience while searching for book sleeves. I had stumbled upon it somehow and was like that’s a good idea why didn’t I think of it? Because I have a paperback with a missing front cover because it was being tossed about in my bag. On the other hand searching these things put me in sight of something called a book beau which is really fucking expensive for something you can make with a couple of fat quarters and a bit of fusible fleece all of which you can get cheap on sale or with a coupon. I have some fabric that I bought with no project in mind that may or may not be turned into such an item if I can pull myself away from the cross stitch which seems to be going by faster than the first project. (The reason I have such fabric is because I literally bought a pound of fabric which is basically random 1/2 to 1 yard cuts bagged up with no choice in color or pattern. Surprise!)

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I am also contemplating making a tablet stand as I’m tired of my tablet just sliding down when I’m trying to cross stitch. I have the pattern on it and I color the squares in the chart as go. It can be made with stuff I have in the house already as I’m trying to reduce my stash. Sorta.

Why these topics? Because these are things I can actually do something about rather than wish for the ability to work from home and for a small house with a space I can turn into a craft/sewing room so I can close the door on projects. Having to make space to actually do the projects is sucking the will to do any out of me.

Otherwise, I got a fair amount done on the cross stitch I think plus the scarf is moving along. I’m rethinking making the project bag and maybe just making a new grime guard with lighter colored fabric. It’s not like the project bags I already have need replacing per se, they work fine as is and I don’t have a lot of cross stitch projects going at once like some people on YouTube.

Anyway, that’s about it this week. Maybe next week I might delve into my hatred of Pinterest which one would think I would like as a crafty person but no. So, what’s on your craft table? Any progress on those crafty things this week? (Or the reading up on how to make the photography book?)

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ETA: Oops! I typed this up, copied and pasted it to Reddit and apparently forgot to hit publish. So it’s now late. Sorry.

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