With the big studio move this year its taken me a long time to make peace/feel comfortable/feel secure/feel at home/feel creative in my painting studio. I love it. I'm itching to paint. I miss it. There's a gazillion ideas busting out into my scribble books. But I haven't made any real progress yet.
I've dabbled. I've had to work on some committed projects but apart from that I've mostly been using the space to create with the kids or to make birthday cards for the huge number of birthdays we have to celebrate on our calendar.
This is all in the little cracks of spare time. I have not yet committed my full evenings [post little ones bedtime] like I used to do, to work in that space. For starters its been too cold this past winter. And although I don't like hot days so much, they sure are perfect for evening creating benders. I am super looking forward to those. And Jeff and I are working out some plans so that he can be near me when I spend evenings creating. Because well, I'm a big scaredy cat even in my home. Especially at night. Because of this.
So anyway, I have instead, because I need to create to keep sane, been sewing a bit lately!
Its been easy to do that on weekend days as the kids run around playing and visit me every so often. Normally its on a day where Jeff is watching football so everyone is content doing their own thing.
Whilst I was making some birthday presents, I managed to also get some more cosy cushions done for my shop. Some of these below are now sold or were ordered especially but I will have 3 going to shop hopefully this week!
They are all made with both vintage fabrics, fabrics from my personal collection & other upcycled pieces too.
This one above was made for my cousin who recently turned 18. It contains part of her grandmothers vintage lace handkerchief. Her Grandmother passed away only in the last few weeks at the age of 99 [!], within the same week of Victoria turning 18. Amazing coinciding milestones so I thought it was a nice touch to include the beautiful lace handkerchief.
So there you go, a little of what I have been working on lately. I have created two other new things also. I'm excited about them! But they are drying on the line & its too late to photograph. So I'll tell you about them very soon.