Heidi the Cycling Seamstress


Heidi's Adventures!

What about Kids staying home?

I want to begin with saying, "I am very lucky." I had the option of quiting my very low paying, extremely part time job and staying home full time with my kids.  Let me also start with, that my family is very neuro- divergent. My kids like staying home.  I offer you this link about kids that want to stay at home and thrive in that kind of environment

Staying sun safe!

While I do limit my time in the Sun as much as possible, it is a tall order to avoid it all together, especially in Texas.  I tend to wear loose layers, either cotton or sun protective fabrics.  I get my sun protective fabrics at Rocky Woods in Colorado.  For hats, I have a hat that fits around dreads and I also made a conical hat.  The style of the conical hat fits over my dreads and offers great sun protection and does not get super hot. If you are interested in making a simple conical hat to help keep you sun safe check out this youtube video With my conical hats, as in the red one below I cover both the outside and inside with fabric to make it uniquly mine. My conical hat has a 12inch radius, so it is a good size for good shade.  I even made Bee a conical hat.  Hers has unicorn fabric on the outside and flamingo fabric on the inside. For the string of the conical hat I use paracord and a cord lock to snug it down under my chin.

While I am riding on my bicycle I of course wear a helmet, but I have a sun brim that fits on my helmet offer some shade to my head, neck, back, and chest.  For the parts of my body that aren't covered, I wear Neutrogena 100 spf sunscreen.  I don't play around with sun!  Loose layers seem to be the best when dealing with the heat and the sun.  While I do wear tank tops, I tend to cover my pasty white skin when outside.  I have various cowls, and scarves I layer up for sun protection as well.  I know that there are specific sun protective garments that are ready made, gloves, hats etc...  I just tend to make my own.

Lets get off and running!

Welcome what I hope to be my first of many blog posts.  I will cover everything from sewing and bike riding to gaming. Meanwhile you can follow Heidi the Cycling seamstress on Facebook!




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