Fish, Sew, Fish

 

Sew. Fish. Sew. Fish. Fish. Fish. Maybe Sew 🙂

Such an amazing weekend with my family down here fishing! I got to spend time with my sister, nieces, brother in law, nephew and uncle fishing down at the mouth of the Kasilof dipnetting. Which was Ahhhhhhmazing! My heart is happy!

I was able to finish a couple qaspeqs. More beautiful fabric arrived in the mail. And I need to whip my butt back to the sewing room to whip out more 🙂

Im going home this weekend for a quick trip and celebrate 4th of July with friends and family 🙂

We put away the filets in the freezer until we build our smokehouse and drying rack.

Made some eggamarrluk (half dried fish), and akutaq (eskimo ice cream) with naani Bess.

Life is good!

Keep posted I shall have more qaspeqs, fish processing, and salve making posts shortly!

Buzy Bee

Its been a wild month of January for me!

2 weeks of training in Anchorage!

BUT I was able to squeeze in a fur hat, and a new bag pattern with more techniques.

It was filled with pain, and mass amounts of anger just from ONE phone call from my mother… Its amazing how one phone call can bring you back to a bad place… Brings back awful memories where you just want to punch a hole in the wall… Scream at the top of your lungs until you cant breathe… Its ridiculous… I will have to elaborate on this at a later date.

For now, here are my awesome projects!

AND I am in the process of making a fish skin bag! Heres a sneak preview!

Peytons malaggayaq
Peytons malaggayaq
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Side one of my bag
(6) fat quarter bag
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Side two of (6) fat quarter bag
Step one cut and pull of fish skin from body
Step one cut and pull of fish skin from body. Removing fins are optional. If fish is fresh fins are good for decoration.
Removing the fish skin
Removing the fish skin

More pictures to come!