A few weeks ago I volunteered to sew a small mountain of ‘anti-projections’ masks for the local government to distribute so I learned a thing or two in all that making. I know there are plenty of Coronavirus/Covid 19 mask how-to’s out there but many of them end up looking like a face nappy so I am here to tell you all I know! I’m going to show you how to make two different kinds and what you will need is some fabric, clothing type elastics, an old t-shirt cut into thin strips, bias binding or anything else that will work as tie strings.
This is kind of following on from my last blog post where I talked about finding a new path for GW, (here) I want to talk a little bit about what I am doing to keep the creative fires burning not just because it’s fun but because for me it is a MUST for maintaining my sanity and sense of self. Though I’ve learned that it doesn’t always have to be physically making something, sometimes it could be as simple as reorganizing a shelf to display interesting objects. It isn’t some big thing that requires lots of effort, it’s actually about small things that build over time, almost without realising it that add up to a life creatively lived. So here are a few of the things that have kept me going creatively over the past few months and they are honestly all very easy things that anyone could do.
Well Spring has arrived (mostly) and we’ve just had a relaxing and fun week here. Brussels is full of the most beautiful pink blossom trees and the weather was unbelievably warm for a few days. I managed to make a good start on my container garden which I have no experience in but am very excited about nonetheless! As my own mission to live a more environmentally friendly and chemical-free life continues I constantly find new ideas for how I can do things better. So the idea of growing a few salad goodies and some herbs has big appeal… below is my tip for instant garden gratification 😉
I’ve been wanting to write this post for ages and am so happy to finally share my excitement for this earth loving creative project. Earlier this summer I spent some time visiting family on the Cork end of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’. I had been saving this little plant dye project for this trip knowing it would be the perfect excuse for slow rambles across the fields sifting through plants with some quiet time spent picking and sorting.