Volver the Cat watching the makings of a Muy Marcottage huipil style top
The body of this purse was made from cardboard and the handle from crocheted plastic bags.
The image comes from a dépliant from an Edward Hopper exhibiton in Rome.
My friend Alexandra gave me a bag of remnants that she, in turn, had gotten from a friend. I was moved by how each piece of fabric had been washed, ironed, and folded. Such reverence for something most people would have simply thrown away. True abundance comes not from quantity but from appreciation.
Because of COVID-19, this summer we will be forced to stay in Rome–something we don’t normally do. So we are not prepared for the hot weather here. Our bedspread is too heavy for summer temperatures. Searching for a substitute, I discovered an unfinished project stashed in a closet—a patchwork quilt using The Man’s old shirts, boxers, and jeans. Will it get finished this summer? I certainly hope so!
So why do I start projects that I don’t finish? One excuse: I have more ideas than time to actualize them.
I will not be active here for awhile due to the lockdown. If you are interested in knowing how I’m living the lockdown in Italy, please visit ART FOR HOUSEWIVES.
huipil dress made from recycled tablecloth and patchworked fabric
Sewing Space, La Sussurrata, Paros