Wednesday

one day a week


one of the blogs that i often read belongs to Heather of Skinny LaMinx. she is a textile designer and papercutter from south africa, and i own a few of her lovely tea towels. she reserves a day in her studio for 'Making Friday', a day where she works on a project not always business related, or tries something new. i didn't think much about it until i was once again in full production mode in the lead-up to the holiday show run - but when was the last time i'd made something for myself? even just taking the time to come up with a new design for either bespoke uprising or repeat often gets pushed to the back of the pile of things to do [taxes, anyone?]. so i've decided to follow her lead, and have declared Making Friday tomorrow.


now i just have to decide what to make. i know that somewhere in the floor-to-ceiling stack of large rubbermaid bins in the furthest corner of the studio is a bin of lovely fabrics i've been hoarding for the past few years, 2-3 metres of each, in the hopes of making a dress or two for myself. currently coveting this simple, versatile dress from modaspia. actually, coveting just about everything in her shop.

5 comments:

barbara@sparrowavenue said...

I totally agree: time is so precious.
I'd love to see your stash of material. Hope you have fun with the dress.

arounna said...

I agree - would be an interesting project to partake. Would love to see what you come up with.

laurabucci said...

I love modaspia's stuff too! I'm seeing a trend among artists to devote time whether a day a week or a project a day -- perhaps this happens at the beginning of each year. In an case, it's a great idea!

Pamplemousse said...

I LOVE this dress, I hope you do make it! (but with wider pockets for all those random buttons and snails you'll pick up in a summer afternoon!

lotta said...

You should just go for it. I have been having the same thoughts lately - when I was younger I made all my clothes, and knitted... it never happens anymore. This is inspiring!