03 June, 2010
My Creative Space - packed up for now
I've been struck by the sewing bug for a little while now, but it's time to get the dinner table back and do some other projects for a bit. So here it is, all packed up, ready to be put away when I reorganise this -
-the clothes rack on wheels that I like to refer to as the 'portable sewing room'. It's in a state right now, but I'm going to do some sorting and reorganising this weekend so it's easier to find things.
This week though, my space has made another pair of cord pants for S and this lovely floral top (above),
and a cardi thing (not pictured) and an ottobre tunic top for me (this fabric was just crying out to be made into something - and can you tell I ran out of material for the sleeves - I'm not sure if it's a look that works, but I'm going to wear it anyway).
I used sleep time to make these because I just had to. Why? I read this post from Sooz today, and she explains it so well:
"...no amount of repetition takes away from the uniqueness of each creation. The choosing, the indecision, the second guessing, the surging confidence, the sudden fear, the disaster, the resurrection, the final reveal.
"And the wearing of the things I have made, deeply imbued with the memory and feeling of that creative process is such a rich experience, always richer than I remember it.
"As though that wasn't enough, compliments on the wearing are a whole other layer, slathered on top."
I get an enormous amount of joy seeing my children wearing clothes I have made for them, and snuggling under quilts that did not exist before I got it into my head that they should be made.
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