Spent most of the day yesterday in my sewing room trying to construct my sketches into Christmas Decorations. It was a difficult day. My new studio that I had moved from it's original space and now so organized has become a bit of a nightmare. I can't find anything! I was brought to tears at one time as I couldn't find my fabric paints. They weren't in the cupboard they had been for the last 15 years. Oh boy, now where do I search. Well, after many prayers to St. Anthony (he's our Patron Saint of lost items) I ended up finding them barried deep in the storage room in an old dresser drawer. I couldn't believe I found them. But then of course.....I could hardly get anything out they were so dried up......who even uses fabric paints anymore....I mean the ones in the tubes. It was starting out to be not a very good day.
I went on to another idea. I did a drawing on a piece of watercolour paper, trimmed the edges with fabric. It was looking quite cute but needed something more. I found an old can of spray glitter. Sprayed it all over and thought wow not too bad. Then right before my eyes.....the black felt sharpie I used to outline it, ran. I was at a loss. Ready to throw in the towel. I used to do 100's of decorations for craft fairs. They came so easily. I guess I have to be a little more patient and not try so hard.
I did have a wonderful break in the afternoon though. A friend from my past phoned to say she was in town and had a couple of hours for a visit. We met down town at my favourite coffee shop. We chatted non-stop for two hours. So much to catch up on. Janice shares my love of sewing and is a very talented quilter and dress maker. After our visit I was recharged and was ready to start today with new found creative energy.
I found a few items I had started for my last craft sale 6 years ago and decided I will finish them off before I start anything new. It will give me some confidence and a feeling of accomplishment. I need that right now.
That's were I am off to right now.