Over at ThreeSix5Snap I post daily. It’s a snap – pun intended. I must admit I am loving the snap posts because it causes me to really examine my surroundings from a camera level. Unfiltered, not edited.
Over here I spend more time on the posts and have far more content. Which is great from a writing perspective but I always have to keep the volume of picture content minimialized. Then of course I always start overthinking the whole thing an then all of a sudden it becomes complex. Weird hey.
Wow that’s a long intro for talking about creative time. Which for me comes in many sizes and shapes and at all times of the day. I was reading over at Dare Boldly about her creative timing and processes. I mostly just go on deadlines (gifts or time sensitive clothing) or intuition on what to proceed with. Although I am a bit like a dog with a bone once I start. I just want to finish everything I start ASAP.
Take yesterday’s project as an example. It’s a mock up dress for Little A’s three tea party which is from 3 materials that aren’t in my wheelhouse. So I needed to get the pattern sizing and look just right before I commenced on it. Which meant I picked up a piece from my stash, cut and adjusted and texted for lengths. Then I went for it.
A few more modifications, like the pocket that Little A loves. A shaped waist. Some lace trim on the pocket and the same ready for the neck line once I ensure it fits.
Now see that’s the rub. I almost drove over so that I could do a fitting and finish it. Finish one and start the special dress. I’m antsy to get it started and need to confirm size and length. It’s nerve wracking and yet exciting to sew outside my comfort zone.
All in all its been a good day. Sunshine, creative time and no city commitments. Which is nice considering we are experiencing our usual January cold snap. It’s not cold enough here that we hit the news but it was -38 this am with a windchill of -48. It had warned up to -42 for my afternoon walk which I so needed after 4 days of being couch bound. A slow and steady recovery here — thanks to all for their well wishes.