I have been finishing things recently and making one or two new ones (about it later) and thinking about you all out there who like to make, create, recreate… too. I would love to know what do you do with all what you produce??????
When I used to sew clothes it was simple, most of it I would just wear or give to friends and family. The same is with soft furnishing, it just gets used. Quilts – these are so far the only art hanging on our walls. Embroidered wall pieces – well it’s more difficult, they should be framed and it can be expensive… But what do you do if you have more than you can use?
A month ago I decided to open an Etsy shop when, after working on February Take it Further Challenge, I ended up with more than 10 cards/pictures. This month, when I was playing with a flower shape I also made more than expected: it’s like ‘what if I use this fabric, what about using this stitch, and if I replace buttons with beads or use more layers…?’ It can be neverending…
Once I mentioned that I have a strong need to finish things, if I don’t it is always somewhere in the back of my mind hindering me from using all my time and energy for a new adventure with fibres. And at the moment – as you might have noticed – I have a need to make things which can be u s e d . (Even then I am sometimes unsure, isn’t this world full of Things…?….)
So, I made flower brooches from denim, leather and felt, attatched them to the cards with a pin (they can be used on their own) and placed some of them in my Etsy shop. I have given a few already to my friends.
BUT, I have kept my favorite one for you! All the listing process, making, editing, uploading pics… is quite lengthly and at some points I felt like: “Oh, folks, just take it…” So, take it. It is a card to which white felted heart embellished with a red thread (you know, red on white…:) is attatched with a pin. You can easily detach it and use it further as an embellishment on a garment, bag, pillow…. (Ther is a blue version in the shop too.) Or you can send it to someone and that someone can easily detach it…..
So, please, leave a comment, if you would like to get this card and also if you like share what you do with things you make. I will randomly draw 1 commenter’s names (commenters to this post) out of a bowl and mail the winner the postcard and something little from my stash. I’ll draw the names next Thursday, March 27th at 12 noon UK time and announce it soon after here.
All of you who are here for the first time or never commented before, Welcome and Join in too! !!
We have got Easter holidays here in Scotland and I hope to take some holidays to be more with our girls and also do some reading. I am at Chapter 4 of Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel which is about “understanding one’s own work rhythms”. Summary of what is in the previous chapters starts here.