I hope your Sunday has been a good one .. .. relaxing if you wanted it to be .. .. and productive if you needed it to be.
Mine has been quite enjoyable, but with no cards made.
Today I wanted to try making a fabric face mask following a YouTube Video that a lovely blogging pal emailed over to me (thanks matie .. .. doesn't look quite as dapper as yours but not bad for a first attempt).
The first hurdle to pass in making it was to locate my stash of fabric. Should I move all the furniture about in my craft pod so I could get to the drawers in my sewing cabinet .. .. or should I go up into the roof and find the plastic boxes that hold the rest of my fabric?
The roof space won .. .. I decided if I started moving things round in my very small craft pod one thing would lead to another and I would end up getting no sewing done at all!
Once up there I located the two rather large boxes .. .. eventually .. .. and started going through them. I loved rummaging through them and it made me want to start sewing and making my own clothes again. Lots of fabric in there that I had bought when I used to go out to work for making suits, skirts, blouses and most of all waistcoats. I love waistcoats .. .. especially when they have beautiful snazzy lining inside and on the back. Perhaps I could bring waistcoats back into fashion again LOL!!
It took me ages to choose what I could "spare" to have a go at making a mask. I kept thinking what each piece could make instead and would put it back into the box. I could make myself a whole new wardrobe with what is squirrelled away!!
Anyway I decided this piece was just perfect .. .. .. by the time I had chopped my pieces off it I would still have enough fabric for a short sleeved top.
This was the finished look:
Certainly a much better fit than the disposable ones we have been using up to now, and much more comfortable too. It even fits Mr Heart! (not that he would wear one with flowers on in a month of Sundays) and my glasses didn't steam up either!
With it being a pretty successful attempt it looks like I will be back to deciding what other fabric I can spare, as apparently we need to wash them after each use so we will need a few.
I just don't know why I feel so possessive over pieces of fabric I have let sit there for years on end whilst playing with card, paper and ribbon!
All that remains now is to decide what we pop inside the inner pocket as a filter. What have other people been using? Does anyone have any suggestions please?