Monday, May 4, 2009

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing.

I have recently fulfilled my dream of being a jockey. Albeit I have been riding that sewing machine like a jockey and loving every minute of it. That's how I roll. I go on spurts whatever the creative project is I go full tilt until I am absolutely exhausted of that particular medium. Its a strange phenom with me. It could be painting, sewing, gourds, beading or what have you. In the past I was really into making jewelry, I did that for 3 years....totally obsessed. Then one day I just put it all away and have not touched it for another good 3 years. They do not take up much space so I do keep them for when I pick it up again, my daughter and niece go up and dig around in them and make something on a whim. Its good to feed your artistic creative self, however I do limit myself on just how many mediums I work in. Why? because if I didn't set some guidelines I could fill this whole house with "rooms" with stuff. Could you imagine a sewing room, art room, framing room, scrapbook room, gourd room and so forth. It would be a bit overwhelming for my hubby. I would absolutely be in hog heaven.
*Disclaimer: I am not a scrapbooker (my daughter wishes I were) and heavens to Betsy if I were I could see myself going a bit crazy....have you seen all the latest and greatest papers, embellishments and frippery? It truly is a new sort of art form. I recently visited a scrapbook store and left knowing full well I best not delve into that medium, it could cost me my retirement. Now those papers, I was imagining all the pretty papers magically turning into fabric.

I knocked out a few more cotton skirts, a fabric cup cake, 15 or so felt barettes,crayon rolls, wool posie pins, 3 more recycled wool skirts and now perfecting the "perfect" reversible headband. Currently shopping around for a serger, so if you have any recomendations let me know.


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