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.