Well, that sabbatical from blogging was a bit longer than I expected. Vacation went pretty well. I finished a blouse, two pair of shorts, and a dress which I hope to photograph and post this weekend.
My laptop died after 3 years of service. That's modern convenience for ya, I guess. It seems like everything from clothes to appliances to new houses are made as cheaply as possible from the lousiest materials. One of the things I love most about old/vintage items is the quality of construction. You just don't get nicely finished seams in that "fast fashion" crap, and it falls apart in the wash. My first computer lasted a good 7 years, and was working when I handed it off to an afterschool program. I've burned through 2 desktops and a laptop in almost half that time. I'm not rough on my things either. My things just get suckier with each new generation. All the more reason to keep seeking out old housewares and vintage clothes.
I'm currently hard at work on some new items for the August Finally Friday and Go West Craft Fest, including my first reversible bag! I'll be sure to post some pictures soon.