Sometimes it is hard to fit in creative time when you have home/family/job responsibilities, don’t you find? I don’t know about you all, but I can get awfully CRANKY when I don’t get in some creative ME time, so I figure it is for the good of everyone involved that I lock myself away for a few minutes ( ahem, hours) and create. Call it a creative TIME OUT. So good for the soul. I am pretty lucky in that my kids are all in school or at work, plus I get to set my own work -from- home hours, so I do have quite a few hours to get stuff done. And sometimes I just decide that yeah, my- floor- needs- mopping, but- right- now- I -need -to- do- some- sewing- instead- and -the -mopping- can- wait- until- tomorrow. Of course I usually end up sneaking in some laundry, or dinner prep , or playing with the dog, because who could resist this face??
How about you? How do YOU fit in creative time?
I told you last week that my sewing mojo had gone AWOL. Cleaning up my room and creating a new design board
has certainly been helpful in bringing it back a little bit, but not quite to the extent that I would like it to be. My friend Colleen suggested I throw EVERYTHING out of my room and start ALL over to get my mojo back~ don’t think I’m quite that desperate yet!(…..although that would allow me to paint that room a color other than WHITE!~Hmmmmm, something to think about, for sure!) Speaking of Colleen, she sent me the funniest and most appropriate plaque for my birthday!SO funny, right?! My daughter suggested that I get a whole bunch of these and dot them all over my room :D. Not a bad idea at all…if I had any wall space left..hahaha.
So anyway, you are probably waiting to see if I actually made anything this past week that I could share here….the answer is yes, but it was rather a pitiful attempt: I had shared a photo of these adorable hearts that I found on the internet in the Facebook group and used an old cutter quilt to make a few creations of my own. My quilt had Dresden Plates on it so wasn’t quite as colorful as these examples, but still pretty cute.
First I made a couple of stuffed hearts…
and then made some flat ones….
Definitely a fun way to spend some time! ( the heart on the left I actually bought a bunch of years ago, but it fit the theme so it went in the pic too).
Other than the hearts, I did spend this week working on a gift quilt.
It is looking rather busy and crazy but I hope it will bring the recipient some joy and cheer.
Next week I am planning on sharing a whole bunch of Valentine’s Day projects! I have been scouring the web for cute ideas and have found some great ones! I will also share some of my own creations then. In the meanwhile, if you can’t wait, I have been pinning Valentine ideas on my Pinterest board so you can go check that out.
Until next week…happy creating!