Sometimes, the best way to restore creative order (a word I use very, very loosely by the way) is to get off the beaten path and wander for a bit. I’ve spent a lot of time lately generating ideas and submitting them. I love the idea generating part. And the fabric selection part. It’s the putting it into a digital sketch that isn’t quite as fun. Of course, let’s not think about what might happen in a few months if I have to actually make all the ideas and write the patterns. But I’ll worry about that later.For now, I need to get back to some “just for me” sewing. After those little Dresden plates in the mini (see the previous post), I started working on some larger ones. Initially, I was only going to make a couple half plates to show you a possible application. But then….I started cutting into my Kaffe stash and things got out of hand.Now that I have this gorgeous stack of color, I’m reconsidering my initial plan for them. That’s the thing about getting sidetracked. You wander off the beaten path and find a multitude of possibilities. It takes flexibility and a willingness to abandon previously laid plans, but the end results usually exceed your expectations. As for this little detour project, I have high hopes.
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